[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu CNR deal

Martin Fitzpatrick martin.fitzpatrick at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 18:55:43 GMT 2007

On 12/02/07, Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk> wrote:
> I find it odd, because no-one expects to drive a car without doing some
> learning and even taking a test, but some people expect to use a
> computer with no training/learning/effort what so ever!

That's called "the law".

If there was no legal requirement to pass testing I suspect there
would be a larger proportion of clueless people on the road.

The difference of course is that computers do not regularly kill
people. Same goes for the televisions, radios, washing machines and
lawnmowers that we happily use without training.

Successful home appliances (of which a PC is one) need to be
user-friendly, intuitive and require minimal maintenance.  If you want
to pull them apart you're free to do so but the bar to achieve
*normal* *safe* operation - as with any consumer device - should be
set as low as possible.


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