Jef Raskin

Jef Raskin

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Author Profession: US Scientist
Born: March 09, 1943
Died: February 26, 2005
Birth Sign: Pisces

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Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.

Right now, computers, which are supposed to be our servant, are oppressing us.

As far as the customer is concerned, the interface is the product.

The system should treat all user input as sacred.

Once the product's task is known, design the interface first; then implement to the interface design.

An interface is humane if it is responsive to human needs and considerate of human frailties.

A computer shall not harm your work or, through inaction, allow your work to come to harm.

Users do not care about what is inside the box, as long as the box does what they need done.

A computer shall not waste your time or require you to do more work than is strictly necessary.

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger today

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

I can be a nice person, but if someone is messing with someone I care about, the tougher side comes out a little more. Daniella Alonso

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