[rescue] Re: NetApps

Kevin kevin at mpcf.com
Thu Apr 8 12:44:55 CDT 2004

You can design something in one of two ways.

1. it's easy to use and you pick it up quick, but to get past
that initial level of "knowledge" is extremely difficult.

2. it's harder to learn but the curve is more linear, meaning
that in time, weather you like it or not you will learn.

MS apps are squarely in the "1" category.  It's hard not to learn
something if you use it for years, even if you don't care about
it at all, but that happens with MS users very frequently.  You
can use the OS every day for five years and at the end still not
know a damn thing about how it works.


On Thu, 8 Apr 2004 12:37:36 -0400
"Sheldon T. Hall" <shel at cmhcsys.com> wrote:

>  Mike Parson says ...
> > What bugs me is that people are STILL jumping through all the
> > hoops to propagate these things.  I could almost accept the
> > "open the message and it's too late" type infections, but
> > when you have to open the message, click on the zip file,
> > type in a password, THEN you're infected... never
> > underestimate the power of human stupidity.
> In the words of Bob Dobbs ... "You know how dumb the average
> guy is?  Well, half of 'em are dumber than that!"
> Easy-to-use computers and software have allowed all sorts of
> folks to use them.  Folks who wouldn't have been able to use a
> computer some years ago, and wouldn't have if they could have,
> because the mass market hadn't arrived and they'd have had no
> one to talk to.  They aren't geeks, and don't have geeky
> friends.  If you had e-mail in 1981, the folks on the other end
> of the wire were pretty geeky, 'cause only a hard-core geek
> could make the stuff work.
> Now, it's all simple enough that everyone has a computer and
> "does" e-mail, and half of 'em are, well, you know.
> -Shel
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