[OT] Debian mailinglists [was: RE: Debian or Ubuntu?]

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed May 21 15:07:48 UTC 2008


Chris G wrote:
> On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 11:12:38AM -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Les Mikesell wrote:
>>
>>> And the best user interface is always no user interface whenever 
>>> it is possible for the machine to do it correctly by itself.
>> I can't argue with that :-)
> 
> I can!  The problem with the machine doing it correctly by itself is
> that it almost inevitably has to make some default assumptions. 
> That's all very well if they're correct and it's all very lovely and
> nice but the odd case when they're wrong can be infinitely frustrating.

Yes, but this is the precise circumstance where you don't want a GUI 
with the same wrong assumptions trying to force them on you.

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com




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