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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@Adam Geitgey
by rain on Mon 12th Jul 2004 14:58 UTC

However, it seems about 98% of the population prefers a mouse.

If a trackball was shipped with every computer then 98% of the population would probably "prefer" a trackball.
You can't say that people prefer one thing to another if they have never been presented with the alternatives.
That's like saying that the QWERTY keymap is superior to the Dvorak keymap because 99,99% of the population use QWERTY. And you know that's not true. Practically no-one is aware of the alternative and they have been trained to use QWERTY, also Dvorak keyboards are pretty hard to find in general computer shops.
The same goes for Windows.

So stop using that stupid statistics argument.