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Snippet: Interface Runes ☇

Shared on July 17, 2012

Rob Walker takes us on a trip down memory lane:

Anyway, I’ve been brooding about this for a few days, since I randomly encountered, in a box full of dusty computer/device manuals and the like, the “Graffiti Reference Card” and stickers that came with a Palm Pilot I owned years ago. It felt like discovering evidence of a dead language. Look at these evocative and mysterious interaction-design runes…

As someone who had a Palm Vx and used it all the time (before its functions were taken over by a phone and iPod), I got pretty good at Graffiti, and it also makes me glad the iOS keyboards work as well as they do, although not perfectly.

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