System Restore

Magnus Therning magnus at
Wed Jun 22 07:04:23 UTC 2005

On Tue, Jun 21, 2005 at 04:22:11PM -0500, Tab Gilbert wrote:
>I am all for the easy version.  Some kid in Mopti setting up his/her
>first computer would probably appreciate the easy version also.  An
>operating system a seven year old could operate without instructions
>would seem to be about perfect.

Don't forget the proverb:

 Everytime you make something idiot-proof, some bastard re-invents the

In short, give up on making a system that everyone can/would use,
because you'll only end up with a system despised by everyone.

This doesn't mean there isn't some middle ground.


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