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Under heavy Confederate fire, wounded, surrounded, with one third of his men lost, Union General John Corse is holding the fort on the top of the hill in the US Civil War battle of Altoona. Peering into the distance, he sees a white signal flag waving. It is a message from General Sherman; "Hold the fort, for we are coming!" Greatly strengthened by the thought of salvation and the enemy weakened by the thought of a large attack, General Corse and his men rebuff the Confederate attackers. (See this link to learn more about the battle.) Mature, feature-rich, market-leading software applications too can be ‘under attack.' Attacks come from new applications entering the marketplace which although, less feature rich and functional, have modern attractive UIs and are industry buzz word compliant. Steve Krug aptly summed up the UI experience in the four word title of his ... (more)