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From: "John Cardinal" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Version 5 Cruelty
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 15:11:06 -0400
Ronald Boyd wrote:
> Did you even read what I said... like, for example, did you go to the
> Thesaurus (that I have used for about a year now). While no longer
> "state-of-the-art" it is still closer that TMG.
I played with the visual thesaurus. I tried to accomplish a common task for
which I would use a thesaurus--find another word for "make"--and found it harder
to use than more conventional electronic thesaurus tools. On the other hand, I
can imagine cases where the UI might work well. I am no expert, but the
right-brain approach used by the tool might appeal to people who are
predominantly right-brained or left-brain people trying to solve a right-brain
All in all, however, I don't see how anything learned from that particular
interface would apply to the design of a genealogical database application. It
may or may not be state-of-the-art, but it is in a completely different problem
space. I suspect you disagree, but I am npot going to learn anything unless you
get more specific.
Leaving the thesaurus aside...
What do you want or need in a genealogical database application? How well does
the existing software--TMG and otherwise--meet those needs and wants? Do your
needs and wants match up with those of other people? In total, what economic
opportunity does that group represent?
> I am not the enemy here.
Neither are the good folks who work at Wholly Genes, or the people on this list
who try to help people use TMG effectively and efficiently.
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