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Slashdot Interview - Jakob Nielsen Answers Usability Questions: "I am starting to think that the solution is to treat information objects as members of a soup and manage them by attributes rather than by hierarchy and name"

What I really want to know is, does Jakob Nielsen realize he just described the [Apple] Newton platform exactly, including using the exact same terminology the Newton used?

Yes, I'm still pissed off that Apple killed the Newton. My MessagePad 2100 is still faster and better and finding information than any other PDA to date, which makes it a harder pill to swallow. I mean, if the Netwon had been eclipsed in this area by now, that'd be a different story.

Written on March 3, 2000