Operating Systems

Jef Raskin had some interesting ideas on the usability of operating systems, but was born at the wrong time. With a new surplus of computing power, an abundance of display technologies, and dedicated hardware for machine learning, a lot of his ideas present in “The Humane Interface” can be implemented.

Mercury is a OS-level proposal in using some of Raskin’s task-oriented ideas, instead of having a traditional windowed desktop and file system. Dot by the same designer aims to bring some of the same metaphors to an AI agent.