[clug-talk] Linux Blows...and Sucks

Robert Lewko lewkor at gmail.com
Thu Jul 9 14:10:42 PDT 2009


PS to my post.  it does not matter what OS you are talking about the same
applies to apps written for it.

On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 3:09 PM, Robert Lewko <lewkor at gmail.com> wrote:

> here's my take on it.  humans are a lazy bunch of whiners.  what they want
> is for all the work to be done for them.  somehow they don't get that they
> have to give the computer instructions to do what they want.  they are too
> lazy to read any instructions that pertain to the task at hand.  instead
> they just want to bitch and complain the interface is too difficult.  so
> application designers do the best they can, designing a user interface with
> the best HMI they have, at this point in time it is a display, keyboard and
> mouse, to give the user hints at how to do what they want.  where it breaks
> down is that the tasks that the user wants to do are highly abstract, so
> mapping abstract concepts to the HMI is difficult.  the average user would
> rather complain than think about how the abstract concept can be translated
> to a keyboard and mouse.
>
>
> On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 2:48 PM, Gustin Johnson <gustin at echostar.ca> wrote:
>
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>> Dan Graham wrote:
>> > Winderz Blows...and Sucks
>> >
>> All OSs suck.  I just believe that GNU/Linux sucks the least.
>>
>> > <snip>
>>
>> > One thing you can be sure of. If you throw a loaded gun in monkey
>> > cage, something bad is going to happen.
>> >
>> Forget monkeys, a cage full of Homo sapiens is not going to fare any
>> better :)
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