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Re: CLI versus GUI [was "Re: The great software speech server hunt"]



It's not even a matter of versus.  G.U.I. cannot exist without C.L.I.  
Neither can mouse live without keyboard.  Use of C.L.I. and keyboard 
even in xp helps technicians repair problems they either cannot repair 
with G.U.I. or the problems would take too long to repair with G.U.I.
When doing G.U.I. programming accessibility isn't all that's needed.  
Mmeory of vision and the more of it is better than less is what's also 
needed.  I've ben using windows at work from 1995 to the present and 
started out with windows 3.11 and I've come to the conclusion which 
other former dos users who are my colleagues also agree with that 
nothing more is being accomplished with G.U.I. than was being 
accomplished by dos in the years past.  That includes inacessibility, 
Microsoft word for dos and a flowchart program by patent software and 
xtalk otherwise known as crosstalk were three examples some were using 
before windows came into our workplace.  I use windows at home as little 
as possible and suppose I'll be able to do development with it with the 
linux clones rather than anything Microsoft produced.  I don't consider 
any activity done with any part of any version of Microsoft Office as 
development either.  Ruby on the other hand would classify as 
development as would python and java.  I was able to do some development 
with the visualbasic interface of dot net, but that was console-based 
only.  I tried G.U.I. and found it way more complex than console-based 
programming just to get the simplest projects done.  I didn't get into 
anything more complex because shortly after I finished the first of the 
simplest G.U.I. projects I read the email about that study.

On Sun, 29 Jan 2012, Christopher Chaltain wrote:

> I'd be curious to take a look at this study myself, although I'm a bit
> dubious. I've been using the GUI since 1991 when Screen Reader/2 came
> out for OS/2, and given the proper accessibility, I think the blind can
> get the same advantages from the GUI that the sighted get. I'm also
> curious if this article implies that the blind are somehow disadvantaged
> when using the GUI. IMHO, the CLI and the GUI each have there advantages
> and disadvantages, and whether you prefer one over the other depends on
> who you are, how you use your computer and what you'll be using it for.
> This is true for the blind and the sighted alike.
> 
> On 28/01/12 23:03, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> > Not in my files any longer.  I think I was so shocked when I read that 
> > message I forgot to save it but did forward it to another person who is 
> > very interested in accessibility and ways it is and isn't accomplished.
> > 
> > On Sun, 29 Jan 2012, Jason White wrote:
> > 
> >> Jude DaShiell <jdashiel@shellworld.net> wrote:
> >>> I have been fully blind from birth and that's why I do better with 
> >>> C.L.I. than G.U.I. too acording to a study released a few years ago from 
> >>> R.N.I.B. 
> >>
> >> Do you have a reference to the study mentioned above?
> >>
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