Linked by Scott Cabana on Thu 2nd Dec 2004 20:18 UTC
Editorial A couple of days ago, I read an interesting article by Kevin Kostis about how complex computer systems are and how they have a long way to go. I have to partly agree with his assessment, however a lot of folks don't take the time to learn about there own investment.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
by Chris on Thu 2nd Dec 2004 23:49 UTC

In some sense you're right, but you're also quite wrong. The trouble is that learning one program is about equivalent an investment to learning one task (such as painting) as Home Depot.
While people should work harder to learn this stuff, developers could do better at making them work logically (Word processors for one are a UI nightmare; I'm learning latex in hopes of never using a word processor again).