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


From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: What's an even easier explanation how to setup gnus ...
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 14:35:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (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).
>

To even begin to suggest its as easy for the majority to manipulate the
command line as it is to use a well designed GUI front end is somewhat
silly. Regardless of what your Grandmother may or may not have done :
the idea they might understand elisp and the gnus way is a little
shortsighted and intransigent ;)

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Sent using Emacs/Gnus from home ...




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