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Re: A really good article on software usability



Anne, if I may take the liberty of whole heartedly agreeing with you

Les's proposal sounds like a MicroSoft proposal.

On Fri, 2007-01-05 at 16:24 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Friday 05 January 2007 16:18, Les Mikesell wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-01-05 at 15:15 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > > > > If the user does not use their brain, then all is lost.  There's a
> > > > > number of people I've come very close to telling that they're too
> > > > > stupid to use a computer.  No matter how many years of instructing,
> > > > > no matter how many years they complain about the same thing going
> > > > > wrong, they don't learn, they don't pay attention to the
> > > > > explanations, they just whinge at you while you're talking to them.
> > > >
> > > > Yes, that's the point.  For a lot of things, software should work
> > > > like an appliance.  If the thing that needs to be done can be
> > > > predicted, just do it without offering any choices.
> > >
> > > <scream.......>  Where have I seen that idea?  Oh yes, in systems that I
> > > won't use.
> >
> > Does your refrigerator ask you every time you are nearby if you would
> > like it to keep your food cool or not?  
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Regards Bill


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