NBOR: Morphic, sans Smalltalk

Stephen Pair stephen at pairhome.net
Mon Jan 26 13:42:35 UTC 2004

I just read an article about Nbor in yesterday's newspaper (Atlanta 
Journal and Constitution).  It was pretty rosy about how it's going to 
change the way we use computers.  The nice thing about the Nbor UI is 
that it makes Morphic look fantastic.

- Stephen

Aaron J Reichow wrote:

>On Fri, 16 Jan 2004, Joshua 'Schwa' Gargus wrote:
>>Looks like there might be some interesting ideas in there.
>>Unfortunately, it was difficult to tell immediately because the
>>introductory media was so verbose and the UI still rough in many
>>places.  The "special, limited time price" of $150 is pretty steep for
>>what you it seems you get at first impression.  It certainly isn't yet
>>an enviroment that enables me to fluently express and manipulate
>>If you hear them tell it, there isn't too much imitation involved:
>>"1500 claims in 60 patents".  Seems like they're trying to stake out
>>the area pretty broadly; hopefully they really are trying to create
>>"the most intuitive system ever created for operation a computer",
>>rather than trying to make a quick buck.
>I agree. The regular price of $300 seems a bit much for a Morphic-like
>enviornment that doesn't have programming capabilities.  Some aspects seem
>a bit more polished, but a lot are far below Squeak.  From my own
>experience and from what I've read of others, the app is pretty prone to
>Let's just hope they don't catch wind of Squeak and try to pull some lame
>ass IP patent stunts...

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