A demo of X-Ray, a computing environment that marries UNIX philosophy with direct manipulation. In the video, I introduce the idea of lenses, simple tools that provide users with augmented vision and mechanical advantage.
X-Ray is a synthesis of my own ideas and ideas from 5, 15, and 30 years ago. Jef Raskin and Bret Victor have influenced X-Ray.
These are early days for X-Ray. Keep an eye out for videos that show lenses working together, new lenses, et cetera.
Recorded 30 August 2016 by David Young. Republished with editing and a new voiceover, 7 September 2016.