February 12, 2013

If you want to know what it’s like to work on improving the Photoshop UI…

…check out this post from XKCD.


I’ve compared working on mature apps to so many things—changing the wings of a plane while it’s in flight, building Johnny Cash’s Frankenstein car, and more. People always say, “Stop adding anything new… except this handful of things for me, personally.” And they always push us to “simplify” and “just reduce” the apps, yet they flip out if you take away their cherished anachronism. I always think of the Onion article, “98 Percent Of U.S. Commuters Favor Public Transportation For Others.”

Ah well—still good fun. [Via Foster Brereton]

Posted by John Nack at 8:35 AM on February 12, 2013


  • ProDesignTools — 9:19 PM on February 12, 2013


    “… kicking off a campaign to promote mass transit with the slogan, ‘Take The Bus! I’ll Be Glad You Did.'”

  • Dave — 8:19 AM on February 13, 2013

    The original link points to the main page which at this point has already been updated with a new comic. The link back to the original post John has referenced can be found here:


    [Now updated; thanks. –J.]

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