Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Jul 2004 08:45 UTC
Editorial This article describes some of my annoyances in computing. If you had any problems reading this article, then skip this one. It will only be a waste of your time. There are a lot of annoying things in the wonderful world of computing. Of course, nothing is perfect, but that doesn't mean we are not allowed to complain and scream and throw our keyboards at our monitors when yet another irritation pops up.
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you're crazy
by seaslug on Mon 12th Jul 2004 11:46 UTC

trackballs are demonstrably more inefficient than mice. (and optical mice don't NEED mousepads, I don't use one)
bootloaders are necessary, but if you want an alternative, look to multiboot, which would give all the advantages and none of the disadvantages of the schemes you've listed.
boottime does suck, but that's obvious.
multifunction keyboards are nice sometimes. volume up and down and audio controls can be really useful if they're at your fingertips instead of having to hunt down winamp/xmms/whatever.
and I can think of about 1000 things more annoying than any of these.
and, in the end, it doesn't come down to 0's and 1's. it comes down to whether or not the abstractions we build on our computers are meaningful and useful to humans.