Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th May 2011 22:10 UTC
Google Because of Google I/O going full-steam ahead, it's a bit of a Google thing going on here. Google co-founder Sergey Brin had a little chat with the press about the Chromebooks Google announced yesterday, and during that talk, he stated that traditional PC operating systems are "torturing users" with their complexity. While he certainly has a point, I'm not sure I like his solution. Giving Google all my files? Yeah... No.
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RE[7]: Comment by orestes
by Aragorn992 on Sat 14th May 2011 05:19 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by orestes"
Aragorn992
Member since:
2007-05-27

Perhaps Chrome isn't it, but the way we interact with computers is changing. The days of WIMP (Windows, Icons, Mouse, Pointer) are numbered.

I think you meant to say "the way YOU interact with computers is changing". Not everyone is happy with touch-screens and tablets/smart-phones. Of all the people I know only 1 of them has a tablet, and most of the time it's stuck in a corner under his computer desk while he uses the desktop PC. Regrets buying it he said!


No. The author was right to generalise and say the way "we" interact with computers is changing. Check some sales numbers from the past few years and see which segments are growing and which are declining.

And, no offence, but I doubt all the people you know would qualify as statistically significant in this context :p

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RE[8]: Comment by orestes
by Sauron on Sat 14th May 2011 06:12 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by orestes"
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

And who mentioned sales figures and statistics? I certainly didn't. Again I will quote the "YOU" in place of "WE". I for one am quite happy with a mouse and keyboard thank you very much, if you prefer touch-screens and other technologies fair play to you and others who do, but don't impose a "WE" on those of us who don't!

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RE[9]: Comment by orestes
by JAlexoid on Sat 14th May 2011 10:18 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by orestes"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

And who mentioned sales figures and statistics? I certainly didn't. Again I will quote the "YOU" in place of "WE". I for one am quite happy with a mouse and keyboard thank you very much, if you prefer touch-screens and other technologies fair play to you and others who do, but don't impose a "WE" on those of us who don't!


Some people don't have hands and can't use a mouse. Some people are clinically retarded and wouldn't know what the box with moving pictures is for.
By we, he means most computer literate people. And you will be one of them, just like GUI became the norm and we use it. And I am sure, that there were a lot of people that liked working with console only...

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RE[9]: Comment by orestes
by Aragorn992 on Tue 17th May 2011 08:39 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by orestes"
Aragorn992 Member since:
2007-05-27

And who mentioned sales figures and statistics? I certainly didn't. Again I will quote the "YOU" in place of "WE". I for one am quite happy with a mouse and keyboard thank you very much, if you prefer touch-screens and other technologies fair play to you and others who do, but don't impose a "WE" on those of us who don't!


It's called a generalisation. In a generalisation there are exceptions (e.g. you). If there would not be exceptions it would not be a generalisation (it would be a truth). Sales figures support this generalisation.

You are the one using "we" based on your own experiences. I am basing the "we" on a much larger sample size (that of sales statistics).

Honestly, what about this is unclear?

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