Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Tue Mar 22 11:35:47 CET 2016

> And then, it is not difficult to build a GUI app on top of a
> command-line tool that works properly. I cannot do it, but somebody
> maybe can do it easily.

Oh, it's *hard*.  Look at how long it took Enigmail to get into a state
where it wasn't painful to use -- and there are still, today, parts
about it that give me the heebie-jeebies.  (Admittedly, I don't have a
good fix for it, but...)

User interface design is a hard subject.  It requires a much different
set of skills than software development, particularly cognitive
psychology.  Look at how much money Apple spends making user interfaces;
they're not throwing that much money at the problem because it's easy.  ;)

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