Linked by Kostis Kapelonis on Mon 29th Nov 2004 18:55 UTC
Editorial The IT sector today is a complete mess. The end-users rarely understand this, but most insiders reach a point when they realize that things should be different. The problems are numerous but they all reduce to a basic principle. IT and consumer electronics companies are interested more about money than helping people solve their problems. Of course companies need to make a profit and nobody denies that. They should however make money by helping people and not by creating more problems for them.
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Hmmmm
by Martin on Mon 29th Nov 2004 19:39 UTC

Don't be that evil...

I'd say that even when the car analogy really sucks -as it has been described by the author-, in the end, he's right about a few things. Stop thinking of your super-customized linux box (in case you have a linux distribution); even the beautiful Mac OS X, or -why not- the XP Box. Computers are still tools that require far much training to use. Put it this way, there are too many factors in a computer. Abstracting them all, it is -with the OSs we've- imposible; a lot of time will pass before a computer is Žas simple as a microwave ovenŽ.

The author has that idea in mind; it's not incorrect, but yet it's not possible with today's technology.