RE: GUI, hold the widgets

From: james_in_denver <james_in_denver_at_hotpop_dot_com>
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 22:01:36 CDT

The xbox is nothing but a PC running a bastardized version of MS-windows
2k.....

On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 22:51, Karl Auerbach wrote:
> Using a gaming platform - no matter how good - is a kiss of death. It
> makes the resulting system easy to dismiss as a toy.
>
> The XBOX could be an excellent platform - but it conveys the wrong
> message.
>
> The same holds if a game style library is used.
>
> In addition, I do not believe that game style libraries are any better in
> terms of simplicity or security than a widget style library - in fact,
> because the testing tends to be less widespread there actually could be
> more lurking bugs in a game package.
>
> Also, the voting station is actually the easiest of the stations we need
> to build. The reconciliation, and voting place administration stations
> will certainly have much more complex user interfaces that need full blown
> GUIs.
>
> --karl--
>

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