Bloomberg is "hideous": paging Captain Obvious
In breaking news from the Obvious desk: Bloomberg Professional, Bloomberg’s $1500-a-month flagship product, is ugly as sin.
It’s a holdover from the eighties. Orange-on-black fixed-width text, control systems stuck in the dark ages (when you’re done with an email message, you hit
…oh, and if you want to do anything, you have to do it through the arcane command line. Intraday graph of 1yr Chinese yuan NDFs? That’s CNY+12M
…sorry, got a bit carried away there. But the point is, it’s here and we’re stuck with it - and UX Magazine’s Dominique Leca explains why.
Not that its bitter rival Reuters 3000 is any better - it’s only in the last few years that Reuters has started to move away from the “80-column page” metaphor to something nicer looking and easier to use.
(PS: the best Bloomberg tip I ever learned was that CMCS