New "User's Guide for Macintosh" for 3.0?
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg7191] New "User's Guide for Macintosh" for 3.0?
- From: siegman at ee.stanford.edu (AES)
- Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 01:11:27 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: Stanford University
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
There was a handy spiral-bound "User's Guide for Macintosh" that came with 2.0. Lots of interface stuff has now changed in 3.0. Is there -- or will there be -- a new version of this for 3.0? [Comment: I've upgraded three of my major working tools in recent weeks -- Mathematic, Eudora and Newswatcher -- and every one of them has significant interface changes: resuffled menus, changed (or vanished) menu items, changed control key sequences, changed dialog boxes. Interface changes like these break well established working habits, and are really destructive. I guess there's a tradeoff between improvements and increased functionality on the one hand and stability on the other; but when you use multiple software tools and they keep "improving", the price can just get too high. (Imagine the crash rate if auto manufacturers keep moving around the pedal positions and changing the functionality of major controls!)]