Part of the reading talked about the two methods of memory retrieval, recall and recognition. The reading implied that people are better at recognizing things than recalling them, and went on to explain that GUI’s are therefore easier to use than Command Lines. However, this seems like an opinion to me. While GUI’s are based on recognition, try to alter some advanced settings on your computer using a GUI and using a command line. In some cases, I think a command line is easier than GUI, like finding network information on Macs/UNIX machines. It’s a one word command (ifconfig) but with a GUI you have to browse through several network preference panes to get all the same information. I may be wrong, but am I the only one who thinks that text-based is sometimes easier?