Quote:The conventional history of software user interfaces tends to depict the pre-mouse years as something like the Dark Ages. But if anything, the introduction of the computer mouse became a distraction rather than an aid. Instead of getting on with doing stuff, you spend lots of time clicking the mouse until you locate some part of the on-screen user interface that will let you do the stuff you wanted to do. Only after a long apprenticeship with the program wielding a mouse do you begin to learn some keyboard command equivalents to make your job quicker.
-- Alistair Dabbs