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10 GUI

14 Oct 2009

10/GUI is a remarkable concept for a new interaction model and user interface system.

The mouse and the windowed desktop are perhaps the two greatest innovations in the history of human-computer interaction. But like all innovations, they are best seen as part of a continuum rather than a terminus.

While there are certainly problems for people like me with +30 windows open at any given time, the brilliance lies in how 10/GUI manages to embrace the potential of multitouch while keeping the best of the desktop metaphor. It is the best concept I’ve seen for implementing multitouch in the desktop computer.