[langsec-discuss] a question on code volume
snackypants at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 06:52:59 UTC 2015
Le vendredi 9 janvier 2015, <travis+ml-langsec at subspacefield.org> a écrit :
> On Sun, Jan 04, 2015 at 03:52:03PM -0500, matt wrote:
> > qmail is a pita to configure and use. usability is a much greater factor
> > in adoption than security. whether you like that or not.
> George Zipf: George Zipf: Human Behavior and the Principle of
> Least Effort By Benjamin Sprague
> Zipf refers to usability expert Jakob Nielsen who devised a
> law of user experience that echoes this sentiment: "Users
> spend most of their time on other sites. This means that users
> prefer your site to work the same way as all the other sites
> they already know." Zipf identifies this to say that people
> choose their entire behavior based on the minimization of
> effort. More specifically, behavior related to a human beings
> need and desire to, in the course of daily life, move around
> his/her environment, or activity space. Basically Zipf,
> determined peoples behavior in space based on the minimization
> of effort.
> Was wonderfully amusing to watch, like a head-on train collision in
> slow motion. I saw the thread and I was like:
> Here it is:
> Split a packed field and I am there; parse a line of text and you will
> find me.
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