May 24, 2012
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Dataland: MIT’s ’70s media room concept that influenced the Mac
Touchscreens, zoomable maps, page swiping, and more, all integrated into one Eames-chair-equipped media room. An intro from none other than Nicholas Negroponte (emphasis ours):
"Such startling advances and cost reductions are occurring in microelectronics that we believe future systems will not be characterized by their memory size or processing speed. Instead, the human interface will become the major measure, calibrated in very subjective units, so sensory and personalized that it will be evaluated by feelings and perceptions. Is it easy to use? Does it feel good? Is it pleasurable?”

Dataland: MIT’s ’70s media room concept that influenced the Mac

Touchscreens, zoomable maps, page swiping, and more, all integrated into one Eames-chair-equipped media room. An intro from none other than Nicholas Negroponte (emphasis ours):

"Such startling advances and cost reductions are occurring in microelectronics that we believe future systems will not be characterized by their memory size or processing speed. Instead, the human interface will become the major measure, calibrated in very subjective units, so sensory and personalized that it will be evaluated by feelings and perceptions. Is it easy to use? Does it feel good? Is it pleasurable?”
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