• ibdknox

    ibdknox

    2 years ago
    FWIW, it’s actually even worse than Edward is talking about: the vast majority of excel users have never written a formula at all. The primary use of spreadsheets is purely for organization. This is why we’re seeing something like airtable start to gain traction - it focuses explicitly on just that aspect and leaves calculation mostly behind.
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  • Kartik Agaram

    Kartik Agaram

    2 years ago
    How much of this article should the successor to spreadsheets (whether it uses graphics, or gestures, or interpretive dance) nudge people to learn? https://jstrieb.github.io/posts/digit-length
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    Doug Moen

    2 years ago
    @Paul W Homer just told me about NUI: Natural User Interfaces. There's a body of knowledge here that is relevant to end user programming.https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/natural-user-interfaces-what-are-they-and-how-do-you-design-user-interfaces-that-feel-natural

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v1vcQ4Ft4A

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    Peter Abrahamsen

    2 years ago
    Kartik reminded me of the Convivial Computing Conference (and Programming 2020), and now I’m seriously considering going. Will many of you be there?
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  • jonathoda

    jonathoda

    2 years ago
    Convivial Computing secret bonus level unlocked! Abstract submission extended until Friday Jan 17, final versions next Wednesday Jan 22
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    Steve Dekorte

    2 years ago
    Would anyone be interested in a conference that was purely a YCombinator demo day like presentation of working (even if alpha) software projects? That is, like a normal conference but no papers, no publications, no talks on theory or political analysis or anything other than demoing and discussing working code.
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  • Kartik Agaram

    Kartik Agaram

    2 years ago
    All credit to @Duncan Cragg. I could just never find it when I wanted to.
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    Ian Bicking

    2 years ago
    I've been working on a voice driven product, and it's got me thinking about programmability. Specifically users start to learn a set of phrases to accomplish things, which can become the building blocks to string actions together. It's kind of natural language programming, but I'm not confident that's the right way to think about it... just because the individual phrases are natural language doesn't mean the assembly should be. Anyway... I don't have any particular question or assertion here, nor have I thought about this for long, but I thought I'd mention it because I'd be interested in any thoughts.
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    jonathoda

    2 years ago
    Psychology of Programming 2020: July 29-31 Torontohttp://www.ppig.org/content/ppig-2020-call-papers
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    S.M Mukarram Nainar

    2 years ago
    I think this kinda isn't what people mean when they say end-user programming, but I think it counts:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BIP_N9qQm4

    I found it interesting how the structure of the entire system being accessible and editable by the end user at runtime, including the core algorithms, is what gives the system it's power It seems some problems can be only solved in particular cases (Incidentally, if anyone knows of any attempts at composable approaches to typesetting algorithms, I'd be interested, the problem is interesting as typesetting a document is essentially solving a global optimization problem, not a bunch of local ones, so decomposition is hard)
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