Re: Server optimized distro
From: Chris F.A. Johnson (cfajohnson_at_gmail.com)
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 20:40:07 -0400
On 2005-07-07, SINNER wrote:
> * Sybren Stuvel Wrote in alt.os.linux:
>> SINNER enlightened us with:
>>> It is user friendly by your definition only after youve learned
>>> how to use it.
>> Sure, but does that make it less user friendly? A car is also
>> rather user friendly if you ask me, even if you have to take a lot
>> of lessons before mastering one. Cars are not newbie friendly,
>> though, although nobody seems to think that's a big issue.
> Heh, touche' One never thinks of a car that way, you are correct
> however, cars are so NOT newbie friendly but once you learn to use it,
> just about ALL cars become user friendly, even if youve never seen the
> model you are attemting to drive.
Unfortunately, there are many exceptions.
The first time I drove my new 1972 Toyota at night, I was groping
around on the floor with my foot for the dimmer switch. I'd never
driven a car with it on the steering column before.
The first time I drove one of my boss's cars (in 1973, I think,
but the car was older), I couldn't find the gear shift. It wasn't
on the floor, it wasn't on the steering column. (There were
buttons on the dashboard.)
The first time I drove a Mercedes-Benz in the rain (1975), I
couldn't figure out how to operate the wipers.
I could cite many other examples (all, like those above, easily
solved by reading the manual).
-- Chris F.A. Johnson <http://cfaj.freeshell.org> ================================================================== Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach, 2005, Apress <http://www.torfree.net/~chris/books/cfaj/ssr.html>