The Text Editor as a Uniform Man/Machine Interface. A Proposal for a Standard Editor.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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There is a substantial group of professionals, scientists, engineers, and managers who are justifiably reluctant to use computer networks such as the ARPANET. This phenomenon continues despite the fact that they recognize some of the benefits of computational assistance, that they have had experience using computer systems, and that they have access to such a network. Their reluctance usually stems from the feeling that the very machines and systems is not justified by the occasional or intermittent nature of their computational problems. In learning to use a new system, a large part of the familiarization effort is spent in trying to learn to use a new text editing program. If such a utility program were standardized and made available on all of the machines on the network, a large obstacle to the efficient use of such systems might be removed. The design of such a system, a Standard Line EDitor called SLED is proposed here. Author
- Computer Hardware
- Computer Systems
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems