inessential by Brent Simmons

Language and UI

Language Log: If you can answer this, you are not paying attention: “Below are two buttons. One says Don’t Change. The other says Change All. But wait a minute: which of those is ‘Yes’, and which is ‘No’?”

Update: more from Language Log: Dialog Box Button Labels: “The problem of difficult to interpret dialog box buttons that Geoff refers to is, ironically, a consequence of user interface guidelines.”