No Cyber Cafe Software for Ubuntu yet...

Markus Hitter mah at
Sat Dec 26 18:57:16 UTC 2009

Am 26.12.2009 um 18:47 schrieb Martin Owens:

> On Sat, 2009-12-26 at 18:37 +0100, Markus Hitter wrote:
>> That's what I often do. As a rule of thumb, if there's more than one
>> way to achieve a goal, there's too much functionality.
> [...]
> What did you think I was saying? that we should repeat functionality
> ad-nausium as a sort of bad replacement for actual advancement?

Well, that's what I often see. Not with the intention of repeating  
functionality, of course, but not caring about repeatings, either.


OpenSSL. Endless man pages, wrapper tools for hiding 90% of the stuff.

F-Spot. Instead of removing the "Viewer Mode", (almost?) all  
functions of Editor Mode are now added to Viewer Mode as well.

Image viewers: Instead of improving F-Spot to be the best thought  
reference, half a dozen additional image viewers pop up, each of them  
obviously created from scratch.

To get back to the initial topic, instead of paying people to write  
tools for taming complexity, paying people for getting rid of unused  
stuff would be even better.


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