"Flame wars are not surprising; they are one of the most reliable
features of mailing list practice. If you assume a piece of software is
for what it does, rather than what its designer's stated goals were,
then mailing list software is, among other things, a tool for creating
and sustaining heated argument. (This is true of other conversational
software as well -- the WELL, usenet, Web BBSes, and so on.)"
"We have grown quite adept at designing interfaces and interactions
between computers and machines, but our social tools -- the software the
users actually use most often -- remain badly misfit to their task.
Social interactions are far more complex and unpredictable than
human/computer interaction, and that unpredictability defeats classic
user-centric design. As a result, tools used daily by tens of millions
are either ignored as design challenges, or treated as if the only
possible site of improvement is the user-to-tool interface."
Tim Cook, FOSS for Healthcare
TAPAS - http://sourceforge.net/projects/tap-apps/
EGADSS - http://www.egadss.org
NSMobile - http://www.nsmobile.org
TORCH - https://sourceforge.net/projects/op-torch/
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