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Design depends largely on constraints.” — Charles Eames

Thursday, 27 March 2003


Macrosoft, Part II

Dave seems excited by Macromedia’s announcement.

I’m less enthusiastic. Not only does it lock you into one vendor, but their product, well, sucks. Anitra loaded up Flash MX on the trusty eMac the other week, to refamiliarize herself before teaching a lesson on it.

I’d been saying “Don’t worry, Flash is easy!” for weeks; then I looked at the UI. Needless to say, Flash is no longer easy; it’s about the most counterintuitive interface I’ve ever seen. If this is the future of the Web, we’re all in big trouble.