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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Lightworks coming to the Mac
on Mar 3, 2013 at 6:42:38 am

[Oliver Peters] "I presume you are saying that in jest, as it doesn't really define skeumorphism."

Definitely a nod towards humor. I don't always get the funny part right.

Although, if you believe such things, Wikipedia says this:

"Many computer programs have a skeuomorphic graphical user interface that emulates objects in the physical world. An example of this trend was the 1998 RealThings package.[12] A more extreme example is that many music synthesis and audio processing software packages closely emulate physical musical instruments and audio equipment. Functional input controls like knobs, buttons, switches and sliders are often careful duplicates of the ones on the original physical device being emulated. Some software even includes graphical elements of the original design that serve no user interface function: handles, screws and ventilation holes for example.
Even systems that do not employ literal images of some physical object frequently contain skeuomorphic elements such as slider bars that emulate linear potentiometers and tabs that behave like tabbed file folders. Skeuomorphs need not be visual. The shutter-click sound emitted by most camera phones when taking a picture is an auditory skeuomorph - it does not come from a mechanical shutter, which camera phones lack, but from a sound file in the phone's operating system. Another example is the swiping hand gesture for turning the "pages" or screens of a tablet."

If we want to take it one step backwards, the death of tracks is the death of skeumorphism, or am I taking this too far?

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