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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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