Manish Singh wrote:
On Sun, Sep 05, 2004 at 09:55:59PM +0200, David Neary wrote:

Getting something to the stage "where my grandmother would use
it" is a proverbial way of describing making technology
accessible to a larger public.

I am sure this was the sense in which Luis was talking when he
said he wanted something his mother could use. That is not the
reason things are simplified, but it is a soundbite describing
the general goal of opening things up to a larger public.

And it is, when it boils down to it, a cop out fluff answer. Which is
Carol's point, that it was a non-answer, and that she expected a better
answer, more from a technical perspective.

This is the essence of the whole issue. The bottom line is, Carol, or anyone else for that matter, deserved a real answer.

Perhaps the assumption that making technology accessible to a larger, untrained public should be revisited. There wouldn't be spam if nobody bought from spammers.

True. You're not going to please everyone, so you've got to target SOME audience. For example, a reasonable question regarding the change is: will this change benefit the majority of the user base? Sure, it's more complicated then that..

Until later, Geoffrey       Registered Linux User #108567
                            AT&T Certified UNIX System Programmer - 1995
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