"ALL men by nature desire to know.
An indication of this is the delight we take in our senses;
for even apart from their usefulness they are loved for themselves;
and above all others the sense of sight.
For not only with a view to action,
but even when we are not going to do anything,
we prefer seeing (one might say) to everything else.
The reason is that this, most of all the senses,
makes us know and brings to light many differences between things."
Deze quote is de eerste zin uit Aristoteles' Metaphysics Boek 1
Nog eens aangetoond door Jeff Johnson in een presentatie over user interaction (UI). Zie link
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I think it is fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we have ever created.
They are tools of communication, they are tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.