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.”

10 Jul 2006

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