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

From: W. Greenhouse
Subject: Re: What's an even easier explanation how to setup gnus ...
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 00:58:15 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

"Pascal J. Bourguignon" <address@hidden> writes:

> 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).

Also a valid point.  It's ageist, sexist, and doesn't even really make
sense anymore.


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