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Re: What's an even easier explanation how to setup gnus ...


From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: What's an even easier explanation how to setup gnus ...
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 00:01:48 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (W. Greenhouse) writes:

> Thorsten Jolitz <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Please don't feel compelled, I don't think that thread was meant so
>> seriously (including my post). But if you want to expose your
>> grandparents to the world of computers for the very first time, and you
>> love them more than you love RMS, maybe you should consider my anecdotal
>> evidence ...
>
> My grandmother (and presumably many people's grandparents) used
> computers for work, and they were command-line based with monochrome
> displays.  Why assume that touchscreen GUIs are inherently intuitive?
> (Hint: the fact that they don't come with manuals is not evidence of this).

Well, people the age of my grandmother have been using GUI almost all
their live too.

I'm afraid, the gran'ma argument can't be used anymore in computing, our
pioneer are already dead (RIP John McCarthy, Dijkstra, Backus, etc).


-- 
__Pascal Bourguignon__
http://www.informatimago.com/


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