Roger Burton West <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> Putting pretty interfaces on existing unstable systems does not
> help to make them simpler...

That's part of it. Landing a thudding great book of what the thing
_can_ do, rather than a cookbook of what you _want_ it to do is very

There's a computer version of the Poke'mon card game that leads you
through learning the rules very gently and very well. That's the sort
of thing we need for gadgets...start off with "stop" and "play" and
then gently lead you through to the hard stuff.

Or make it like the Tivo - it "just works".

Dave Hodgkinson,                   
Editor-in-chief, The Highway Star 
          Interim CTO, web server farms, technical strategy

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