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

From: Rustom Mody
Subject: Re: What's an even easier explanation how to setup gnus ...
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2013 20:56:12 -0700 (PDT)
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On Tuesday, September 3, 2013 8:14:47 AM UTC+5:30, W. Greenhouse wrote:
> But modern GUIs do require study and experience to develop facility with
> them.  They just don't come with documentation, meaning that the study
> is by rote only.

Dunno what rote means then...
Millions of kids today are buying phones -- thier firsts -- which are 
full-featured (ie Turing-complete) computers and using them without anything 
remotely like a manual.

When I started teaching programming in the late-80s we used turbo-C and 
The manuals were outstanding. And nobody dreamed of being able to use such 
stuff without non-trivial amount of study.

The situation is reversed today -- the modern kid expects everything to run 
without study.  This need not be a good thing -- the 'intuitive' interface may 
in fact be the stupid interface; does not change the fact that its the 
universal expectation.

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