Come on. I just cited numerous examples. For example, while there is no reason it can't be done otherwise, "up" on a map is always north and "down" is south. If your in the southern hemisphere, there's no reason they should feel like their maps shouldn't depict their location to be at the top. But we don't usually do that because of expectations. Expectations, like units of measure and orientations and layouts and functions of controls work best because they fall within expectations which results is less confusion. (NASA knows all about that where they have had issues mixing the Imperial and metric systems before.)

People who have gone through great trouble to create improved keyboards and keyboard layouts can't seem to get beyond the human reality that keyboards are laid out inefficiently for legacy reasons but the cost of change is too high and too demanding. Even if something is "better" in some way, change is worse especially in cases like these.


"Better" is a tricky thing. In the world of machines, better is usually pretty obvious. But in the world of people, it's another matter. All this feedback should be evidence enough of that.

On 01/02/2014 08:22 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
On 2 January 2014 19:52, Daniel Hauck wrote:
I think you're missing the point.  MOST users, just as with almost all other
software, do not use the advanced features of advanced software.
Frankly, this is the first time I hear about a culture where it's
socially acceptable nay desirable to lower the bar.

Alexandre
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