Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Jan 2009 13:46 UTC
Editorial With Windows 7 having made its grand debut, and with KDE4's vision making leaps and bounds forward with every release, we have two major software projects that have decided to implement some fairly drastic interface changes. Such changes are bound to receive some harsh criticisms - but the funny thing is, these criticisms usually come from people you least expect it from.
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christianhgross
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2005-11-15

> a person who has special skill or knowledge in some particular field; specialist; authority: a language expert.

Catch the keyword SPECIALIST... Let me give you an example. You can drive a car, yes? So why not drive the car on the other side that you are used to.

Sure you can do it EVENTUALLY, but the fact is that switching sides of the road is not easy and can be down right dangerous. YET we are all experts in driving a car (at least those that have licenses).

I would argue that the more specialized an expert is the harder it is to switch. Because you have indepth knowledge that needs to be relearned.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

YET we are all experts in driving a car (at least those that have licenses)


No we are not. Racecar drivers and professional etc drivers are experts. Me, you and Joe Sixpack are not. The mere fact that you can use or do something does not make you an expert.
Most professional drivers I know have no problem driving on either side of the road or in different vehicles.

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