Are UI developers all left handed?

Alexandre Strube surak at
Wed Aug 8 22:21:47 UTC 2012

Perhaps you could, instead of resorting to offense, show, by
numbers/video/anything why you want something changed.


Most people here are quite protective of what they have, but no one is
stupid. Prove yourself right, and the world will go with you.

The first example was very anedoctal, and, to be honest, I didn't get the
point, being left-handed. I asked two colleagues of mine to read your
email, both left-handed as well, and no one understood your complain. So I
have an anedoctal fact of three left-handed who don't agree with you.

I should say that all of us, besides being left-handed, use the mouse on
the right hand. For different reasons, from VERY different cultural
backgrounds (brazilian, german, belarusian).

So, please, get calm, and explain better, and - if possible - prove - your
point. People WILL listen to you.

2012/8/8 Jordon Bedwell <jordon at>

> On 08/08/2012 01:27 PM, Phillip Susi wrote:
> > Constructive criticism identifies a problem, explains why it is a
> > problem, and suggests what can be done to fix it.  Complaining about
> > what was done in the past, and how it was done, often with little
> > basis in reality, is ranting.  See the difference?
> I said criticism, I said nothing about constructive, you seem to be
> under the impression that all criticism must be constructive, this isn't
> grade school, I'm not here to tell you how to do your job, or to teach
> you how to do it. I just throw the trash out when I don't like it and
> move after criticising it.  I've no time to sit down and do what you
> guys should have done right, which step one would have been a /real/
> usability test.  A 15 person sample group made up of unequal numbers and
> a somewhat biased requirement list is far from anything considered good.
> Actually you know, to be honest, I wouldn't even criticise Unity if some
> people at Canonical weren't so keen/sure on implying it being good and
> usable to all and being perfect and having tasteful design decisions.
> Or if they would have admitted the Usability test was dodgy.  I would
> just consider it another environment I do not like and move on without a
> word, but the way past tickets were handled changed that.
> > If you want to have a productive discussion, then you should focus on
> > explaining why it is any harder for a right handed person to move the
> > mouse to the left than to the right, rather than insult me.
> Who said I wanted to be productive for you guys? People far higher you
> have already established they don't really give a crap about what users
> want because it's not tasteful to them. With that said, I've adopted a
> criticise, throw out the trash and walk away attitude towards anything
> included in Ubuntu now.  That is what's great about Linux, there are so
> many ways to make it your own and you get to be selective about where
> you give back to opensource.
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