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From RGB ES <>
Subject Re: The reason I removed the program called Open Office 3.4
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2012 21:53:45 GMT
2012/6/4 Phillip Rhodes <>:
> On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 9:43 AM, drew <> wrote:
>> Well, I can not agree that the 'next, next...' culture is wrong - that
>> culture BTW is changing to just one click install. Soon IMO this small
>> number of steps to install an end user application will likely be
>> completely unacceptable.
> I'm not convinced, personally.  "Unacceptable" to who, exactly?  And are
> we to believe that context is irrelevant, and that the install process for every
> program will be exactly the same.
>> There is no good reason that a person needs to know anything about the
>> OS for daily performance of their tasks, unless they want to enter the
>> field as a vocation or advocation.
> This sounds like the argument "a person doesn't need to know how an
> internal combustion engine works, in order to drive a car."  And
> that's mostly true, but a car owner does need to know enough to check
> the oil every so often, or know enough to know to have someone else
> check the oil every so often.   As analogies go, I think this holds up
> here.  Someone using a computer needs to know a little bit of basic
> maintenance "stuff" or must rely on *someone* to provide the
> knowledge.   I don't think it makes sense to say the user can just
> abdicate all responsibility for knowing the basics about the tool they
> are using.
> Just my $0.02 worth...
> Phil

+1. And remember: you need to learn a lot of rules and approve two
exams before you get a driving license!


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