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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Well said. For years I've been advocating this stance, until
I broke down and started writing my own applications. It's
unfortunate most developers often feel that powerful systems
need to be hard to use, complex and have intimidating
interfaces. I often need to point to google to annihilate
this distasteful myth.

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