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Re: [opensuse] Re: Goodbye to suse and why not stay, The Linux Wall
  • From: Susemail <susemail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 12:57:45 -1000
  • Message-id: <200612271257.45550.susemail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 26 December 2006 11:25, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> On Tuesday 26 December 2006 10:39, Simon Roberts wrote:
> > ----- Original Message ----
> >
> > > > Randall R Schulz a écrit :
> > > > > Once you buy software, you should not be expected to also buy
> > > > > training in the use of that software.
> >

> Cooking and photography are arts. Using a computer should not be. You
> have to distinguish, say, writing a novel or a screen play from
> operating word-processing software. The former is an art and a skill.
> The latter should be easy and straightforward enough to disappear from
> the mind of the person using it.
>
> It should _not_ be a matter of the user meeting the software (or its
> creators) half way. The software should bridge the _whole_ gap to the
> user. Period.
>
I agree.
>
> I'm really surprised so many people are arguing that software as we now
> experience it exhibits more than than an absolute minimum degree of
> quality: usability, reliability, stability, predictability,
> naturalness, etc.
>
>
> Randall Schulz
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