2010-06-30

journaling . elder care helps dev's too

6.1: adde/journaling/elder care helps dev's too:
. so many computer problems and clues;
trouble trusting my mem now ...
. computers for elders definitely aren't here yet!
we need a modular architecture
where no app does anything
-- inputting our outputting --
without a log recording it .
. you would think this is
the first thing designers would do;
they are always fielding calls like:
"( I don't know what I did .
how can reproduce the problem?)
and always giving advice like:
"( please be aware
of every little keystroke you make;
so that you can recreate the problem,
noting (eg, logging)
what conditions are triggering the behavior
-- the platform, its config', and your input).