HC Brugmans hcbrugmans at gmail.com
Sat Nov 19 17:39:11 CST 2005

John Nilsson wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-11-19 at 23:41 +0100, HC Brugmans wrote:
>>John Nilsson wrote:
>>>Could the word "DMA" be a hyperlink? I suggest to
>>>John Nilsson
>>"..not optimally configured for cd/dvd burning. Would.."
>>Even ubuntu still suffers way too much from technical slang.
> Who exactly is the user that Ubuntu should be optimized for?
> The people I've converted to Ubuntu (or Linux in general) all enjoy the
> experience of learning technical stuff. In fact it's one of the reasons
> to convert. So I don't think complete technofobia is the best solution
> for Ubuntu.
> Regards,
> John
Sure, we shouldn't go out of our way to make things untechnical.
Yet, if it is perfectly understandable to describe something in common
language, why not do it?

There is a line between simplification and oversimplification, and that
line is rather thin.
But, let's face it, our computers can throw far more information at us
than we can adequatly handle. Messages should be concise, to the point,
and tell us how to fix what caused it in the first place. The software
knows something is wrong, so make it tell me how to fix it.
Anything else is a waste of time.

The problem here is not DMA. It's cd-burning not going good or fast
enough. The solution is to reconfigure the system in such a way that it
works better.


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