point-and-drool interface

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point-and-drool interface

n. Parody of the techspeak term `point-and-shoot interface', describing a windows, icons, and mouse-based interface such as is found on the Macintosh. The implication, of course, is that such an interface is only suitable for idiots. See for the rest of us, WIMP environment, Macintrash, drool-proof paper. Also `point-and-grunt interface'.
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point-and-drool interface definition

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(Or "point-and-grunt interface") A parody of "point-and-shoot interface", describing a windows, icons, and mouse-based (WIMP) graphical user interface. The implication, of course, is that such an interface is only suitable for idiots.
See for the rest of us, WIMP, drool-proof paper.
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(2000-08-08)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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