great ui writing is precious

July 4th, 2008

Writing about ui is difficult, not because it's difficult to describe the flaws of an interface, but because of how emotionally draining and depressing it is to point out the problems in a product with which your experience has been infuriating. It's like re-living the experience, you just want to forget all about it and run away.

It is hereby my pleasure to present to you a piece of wonderful ui writing which describes the beloved Adobe Acrobat Reader. Here's a taste:

After the unpacking, the install process itself took 10 minutes. I could only thank Adobe’s engineers, presuming they were filling up my hard drive with yummy icons, tasty DLLs, and amazing 3D JavaScript add-ons. No matter — the 210 MB it required was there to be used.

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