Tag Archives: GUI

Directory of Distraction-free Writing Tools

By | January 13, 2009

(2009 June: added two no delete editors) Editors A working list of tools to reduce writers’ distraction. I’ve been using some of them for a while; I was inspired by Cory Doctorow’s latest post on the matter to collect what I could together. All are free unless otherwise stated.  No backspace/delete editors Typewriter “All you can do is… Read More »

A Communicator Killer?

By | August 18, 2006

I tend to think of the Nokia Communicator (aka The Brick) as a somewhat retrograde device, popular to folk who haven’t quite caught up with the shape of things to come (aka The Smartphone). But Indonesians and Germans don’t agree (link to a podcast I did on the subject for the BBC), using the Communicator in such large… Read More »

The Demise of the Handheld Interface

By | September 26, 2005

Am I the only person depressed by the idea that Treos are now going to be Windows Mobile-powered? (It remains to be seen whether there’ll be Palm versions too; it would make sense, at least for a while.) First off, feel sorry for all the third party developers who came up with great Palm software over the years.… Read More »

A Jef Raskin Interview From A Year Ago

By | March 17, 2005

I only just found out that Jef Raskin passed away last month. I thought I would post an email interview I had with him a year ago to illustrate some of his thinking in his last year: On Mar 9, 2004, at 7:22 AM, Jeremy Wagstaff wrote: Jef, sounds better if I send the questions by email… I… Read More »