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Re: scrollbar on left side

On Vi, 22 oct 10, 01:25:28, lee wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 04:34:49PM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > On 10/21/2010 03:48 PM, lee wrote:
> > >
> > >On a side note: Someone once asked me why the text is moving up when
> > >you move the scrollbar down. Where´s the logic in that? Why isn´t the
> > >text moving up together with the scroll bar?
> > 
> > Take a piece of construction paper and cut a 2mm slit in it.
> > 
> > Now open a book to the middle and put the construction paper on the
> > book's page so that you only see the first few lines.
> > 
> > As you pull down the slit, the visible lines appear to move *up* the
> > slit.
> But who´s reading books like that?

We are. Even Superman has to turn pages (he never used his super sight 
to just read an entire book at once), so his slit is one page big, 
whereas ours is just a few rows big ;)

Even assuming you could comprehend an entire book at once, our 
view-angle is limited, so we can only look at a limited part of a big 
text at once.
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