Now we have it! Tim Berners-Lee is to blame for millions of useless keystrokes we’ve done within last more than 10 years! He apolozied for bad design of the “http://” billions of people type into their machines. He said:

Really, if you think about it, it doesn’t need the //. I could have designed it not to have the //

This two backslashes have wasted an unimaginable amount of printer ink and paper. And: “Boy, now people on the radio are calling it ‘backslash backslash'”.

Brave usability-thoughts! The internet need more people like this!

Blog, Research and Theory - Date published: October 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

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  1. Niels Bom said:

    I can’t remember the last time I actually typed http:// in an adressbar. Firefox has the awesomebar, and every major modern browser helps you out by autocompleting or Cmd-Enter or Ctrl-Enter. Also all the major modern browser have a search field.

    Bad usability decision circumvented by better usability decisions.