point-and-click love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Computer Science Allowing the activation of commands by moving the cursor over certain areas or icons and clicking a pointing device: a webpage with point-and-click access to other sites.

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  • adj. With which the user interacts by pointing and clicking, using a mouse or similar device.


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  • Another exciting feature for educators is the Classroom Assistant Palette, which provides a point-and-click interface for teachers and students.

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  • What if we eliminated the interface problem—the slow keyboards, the sore fingers, the tiny screens, the clumsiness of point-and-click—by directly linking the Internet to the human brain?

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  • If you're a seasoned computer gamer you likely have a soft spot for the amazing LucasArts point-and-click adventure games from the '90s, including as The Secret of Monkey Island and the Indiana Jones series.

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  • As the F‑22 is to a modern point-and-click laptop — user-friendly — the F‑15 is to the first clunky personal computers, the ones where you had to type instructions in basic computer language to perform the simplest of tasks.

    The Last Ace

  • CLU allows doctors to be efficient with documentation, helps to ensure patients' medical records are comprehensive and are not reduced to purely structured content created by point-and-click templates, and supports healthcare organizations to comply with government regulations, including the HITECH act so that care can be optimized and reimbursement can be maximized.

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  • As an alternative, inherent as part of EHR systems are documentation templates that through point-and-click and pull-down menu options, doctors can create structured documentation; this is easier to analyze and pull facts from, but has proven to be an unnatural means of documentation for doctors and does not capture the nuances of each unique patient story.

    Janet Dillione: Language Understanding Innovation Shows Value for Healthcare

  • In fact in 2009, 96 percent of 1,000 surveyed physicians said they were "concerned" about "losing the unique patient story with the transition to point-and-click template-driven EHRs."

    Janet Dillione: Language Understanding Innovation Shows Value for Healthcare

  • They started out as interactive text-based shaggy dog stories (a prime example being Douglas Adams's fantastic Hitchhiker's Guide Infocom adventure), transformed into point-and-click comedies (such as Monkey Island), and then largely went away for a while, as the gaming industry focused on gung-ho shooters aimed at teenage boys.

    Charlie Brooker: Hollywood shuns intelligent entertainment. The games industry doesn't. Guess who's winning?

  • Tipping Point is a photo-realistic point-and-click adventure game written in Flash.

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  • The rise of computers has greatly increased the importance of OK, because in the point-and-click system OK has become universal shorthand for "do it," one that is understood without question everywhere the Latin alphabet is known and used.

    Linguistically, America is A-OK


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