__/ [ Blinky the Shark ] on Thursday 30 March 2006 23:13 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> The command line scares me due to usability matters. I find it hard to be-
>> lieve that effective interaction can be achieved without pointing devices
>> and 'modifiability'. To me, CLI-based readers remain off bounds. The only
> You're assuming a connection that's just not there, Roy. There's nothing
> about CLI-based readers that makes them not modifiable. I doubt that you
> could find any readers more modifiable than slrn and Gnus and probably tin.
> You can make extremely modifiable text-based clients; if one isn't, then
> that's simply a design choice, not a limitation of CLI.
What crops to mind are:
* Grip on 'motion granularity', e.g. mouse scrolling, which PageUp and PageDn
cannot achieve quite so well.
* Highlighting of text that exceeds a screen-full.
* Breakdown into multiple windows, possibly assigning each to a separate
* Among more...
You will find it rather hard to convince me otherwise.
With kind regards,
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