“Intuitive” means “familiar”

Jef Raskin (12 years ago): “Intuitive” means “familiar” [raganwald]

His story of the Finnish teacher doesn’t surprise me. In my first job (ie in about 1995 or so) a colleague reported showing one of the admin girls a mouse (upon upgrading her computer from DOS to Windows), and her doing exactly the same thing: lifting the mouse up and waving it around in the air. You’d have a hard time reproducing this result now, I guess, because even someone who’s never used a mouse (think: your gran) has probably seen them used on TV, for example.