blog entry: "Installation Face Off: Linux or Windows"
mike at osdn.org.ua
Fri Dec 16 13:10:25 GMT 2005
On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 01:55:06AM +1100, Peter Garrett wrote:
> What, really, is intuitive about dragging little icons around,
> or clicking on them to execute programs?
We have had a kind of an argument in this exact room with
a CIO of a customer once upon a time. Well not exactly an
*argument* but rather vivid discussion as we both graduated
the same lyceum and things went simpler ;-)
He mentioned someone calling CLI a "brain damage" and after
some half an hour explained that it wasn't in offensive context
but rather inducing that being technical involves having a bit
skewed thinking process.
After that, I agreed; but added "well then computers are BD".
Commanding tools to do things, or dragging stuff around,
is a matter of getting used to IMHO. One of a few reasons
that seem valid "pro" marketers is predictiveness of GUI
compared to CLI: manpage could try and cite its relevant piece
when shell user is typing an argument.
Actually I might have started using zsh due to being convincible
by such arguments like "it's usable and helpful but not obtrusive
or patronizing" :)
> And how does this further anyone's understanding of the
Is it the purpose?
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