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It's the Cup Holder
Posted on: 2006-05-15

The latest MacBreak video features a tour of Automator with the project manager, Sal Soghoian. While they're building a script, Leo Laporte notices that the software analyzes your workflow and automatically adds relevancy bars to commands that may be useful in your context. It even sorts the commands by relevance.

Leo says "That's a nice little touch. It's the kind of thing that Apple does that nobody else does."

Sal says "It's the cup-holder."

We should all think about putting 'cup-holders' into our software. Things that seem inconsequential or aren't even noticed at first that actually make a big difference.

By the way, this is a half-hour 540p video - and it's only 96 megabytes! Alex Lindsay is a Compression God.

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