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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i agree with the basic notion
by david on Mon 29th Nov 2004 20:00 UTC

while the metaphor has some flaws, you nay-sayers are focusing too much on the technicalities (pun _not_ intended) rather than the point.

it can all be boiled down to one thing: automation is not a fancy new idea. let my computer handle the more basic necessities... and let it do it without telling me every damn second. useless dialogs get in the way of productivity.

i don't need 10 million disk formats. i was told years ago that the market would dictate the leader. instead, i have a 12-in-1 card reader. bull.

"End users are told their computers are easy to use, and they simply are not."

soooooo true. even the most advanced users fall into caveats, no matter the operating system.

i, too, want my touchscreen membrane-keyboard sci-fi easy-to-use computer. today's computer is a cluttered crock.

i have a love/hate relationship with technology. ;)