An Interface of One’s Own

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| Microsoft Word. Light of my mind, fire of my frustration. My sin, my soul.
| Mi-cro-soft-word. The mouth contorts with anti-poetry. My. Crow. Soft. Word.
|
| [...]
|
| After lo this lifetime of servitude, I intend to break free. I seek a writing
| program that understands me. Goodbye to Word’s prim rulers, its officious
| yardsticks, its self-serious formatting toolbar with cryptic abbreviations
| (ComicSansMS?) and trinkety icons. Goodbye to glitches, bipolar paragraph
| breaks and 400 options for making overly colorful charts.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/ma...in&oref=slogin

TeX? KISS? Uncluttered and under-encumbered UI like Google Apps? Or tailoring
one's own UI, which is impossible with closed-source software?

"Even for the next ten years, [DOS] will have a significant role to play."

--Bill Gates, Timeline of Microcomputers (1990-1992)

Related:

Salesforce.com CEO: Customization is king

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| Marc Benioff argues that Apex will let customers diverge further
| from one-size-fits-all hosted applications approach.
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http://news.com.com/2100-1012_3-6124...4153&subj=news


Google manager: Google Apps replaced Microsoft Office at 100,000 businesses

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| Google's newly released online productivity suite Google Apps has
| already replaced Microsoft Office at more than 100,000 small to
| medium enterprises and has been deployed at two of the largest
| companies in the world, according to the search leader's
| enterprise product boss.
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http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/9889/53/


Dumping Office for Google Apps

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| Google has a friend in Disney, and that could leave Microsoft screaming
| like a jilted lover.
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http://videos.webpronews.com/2007/02...r-google-apps/