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From drew <d...@baseanswers.com>
Subject Re: The reason I removed the program called Open Office 3.4
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2012 22:33:12 GMT
On Mon, 2012-06-04 at 23:53 +0200, RGB ES wrote:
> 2012/6/4 Phillip Rhodes <motley.crue.fan@gmail.com>:
> > On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 9:43 AM, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Well, I can not agree that the 'next, next...' culture is wrong - that
> >> culture BTW is changing to just one click install. Soon IMO this small
> >> number of steps to install an end user application will likely be
> >> completely unacceptable.
> >
> > I'm not convinced, personally.  "Unacceptable" to who, exactly?  And are
> > we to believe that context is irrelevant, and that the install process for every
> > program will be exactly the same.
> >
> >> There is no good reason that a person needs to know anything about the
> >> OS for daily performance of their tasks, unless they want to enter the
> >> field as a vocation or advocation.
> >>
> >
> > This sounds like the argument "a person doesn't need to know how an
> > internal combustion engine works, in order to drive a car."  And
> > that's mostly true, but a car owner does need to know enough to check
> > the oil every so often, or know enough to know to have someone else
> > check the oil every so often.   As analogies go, I think this holds up
> > here.  Someone using a computer needs to know a little bit of basic
> > maintenance "stuff" or must rely on *someone* to provide the
> > knowledge.   I don't think it makes sense to say the user can just
> > abdicate all responsibility for knowing the basics about the tool they
> > are using.
> >
> > Just my $0.02 worth...
> >
> >
> > Phil
> 
> +1. And remember: you need to learn a lot of rules and approve two
> exams before you get a driving license!
> 

*smile*... well, some people ask why not;
Others ask why - and expect their hand held computing device to
understand the question, and give a verbal response..

Beyond that - yes I agree, mastery of ones tools is always a good thing.

//drew

> Regards
> Ricardo
> 



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