Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th May 2011 22:10 UTC
Google Because of Google I/O going full-steam ahead, it's a bit of a Google thing going on here. Google co-founder Sergey Brin had a little chat with the press about the Chromebooks Google announced yesterday, and during that talk, he stated that traditional PC operating systems are "torturing users" with their complexity. While he certainly has a point, I'm not sure I like his solution. Giving Google all my files? Yeah... No.
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Users Torturing Selves
by jwwf on Fri 13th May 2011 00:19 UTC
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Users torture themselves by assuming it's possible to use a tool effectively without even attempting to understand how it works and how to use it.

Obviously you might say "Well, they don't want to be computer experts, they just want to write an email". Too bad. No one thinks that it's OK to not learn to drive properly just because people "just want to go places, not become driving experts".

Considering the costs of identity theft, data loss, etc, there are real consequences to this refusal to learn. Sure, operating systems implementors can help out, but if you expect them to solve the problem, let me ask you: How's that worked out so far?

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