Bump Top

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by R0ck1t, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. R0ck1t macrumors member

    R0ck1t

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    I recently heard from my I.T teacher (used to work for apple) that they might buy Bump Top, its really cool. (Click Here).
    I personally that they would need to design a new sort of Newton type device, or put it on the iPhone.
    Does anyone know any other rumors, or what do you think about this?
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Interesting comment. I hadn't seen that before, but the demo certainly shows a very cleverly designed gesture-based pseudo-3D UI. Kudos for the concept.

    That said, it looks an awful lot like a way to make your computer's desktop as messy and non-functional as your physical one. I suppose the "heap of documents" metaphor might work for some people, but it's bad enough on the 2D desktop--adding a third dimension would just make it worse. Apple (and Microsoft, for that matter) are both going in the opposite direction--use advanced search to obviate the need for the visual metaphor at all.

    'course, we live in a visual world, so the average user often doesn't work that way. I do find it interesting to note, however, that the old UNIX-jockys I know operate that way--everything is a search, "folder-based" organization is meaningless, as does my not at all computer literate mom--she has several hundred files in the same location, and just uses the Finder's "Find" command to get EVERYTHING--there is literally NO organization on her computer.
     

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