Linked by David Adams on Wed 24th May 2006 04:08 UTC
Editorial It's conventional wisdom that computers need to be "easier to use." But do they? More reliable, yes. Easier to troubleshoot, yes. But now that so many people use computers so much, I think there's something to be said for making them less easy-to-use and less intuitive.
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Deus Ex Machina
by transami on Wed 24th May 2006 15:47 UTC
transami
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2006-02-28

Okay, maybe you about face by the end of your article -- I admit I haven't finished it. But let's be clear, the opening is about the worse piece of "RTFM" illogic I have ever read.

Until computer interaction is as easy as having a conversation with a fellow (and reasonablly rational) human being, they are not easy enough. PERIOD.

Any familiarity with the way computers work now is but a crutch on the road to the eventual personfication of our automa.

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