Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Feb 2010 12:29 UTC
Editorial Recently, a story about people mistaking a news story for the Facebook login page has received considerable media attention. It's currently being seen by many as justification for the recent trend in locking people out of their computers for their own protection - but anyone with even basic mathematical skills and a calculator should come to the conclusion that this story has been blown way out of proportion.
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Thinking is optional
by bousozoku on Wed 17th Feb 2010 21:22 UTC
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2006-01-23

Many people just don't want to be bothered and having to think is inconvenient.

It's not a matter of intellect, it's a matter of laziness.

If people really had to work at using the computer, as they did before Windows 95, you'd see computer usage plummet.

You have to wonder if there are a great many who use the web search field since Google combined it with the location field in Chrome.

It used to be that some software would require you to take the training before you used it. It's probably a good idea because without being forced, people won't take time or responsibility to do things the correct way.

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