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Chris Pressey cpressey at
Tue Mar 9 10:52:33 PST 2004

On Tue, 9 Mar 2004 19:28:08 +0100
Michal Pasternak <michal at> wrote:

> Narvi [Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 02:46:38PM +0200]:
> > > J. S. using some desktop Linux + Gnome + Abiword will not care
> > > what it really is, as long, as the computer acts like J. S.
> > > belives it should act. J. S. will propably notice the difference
> > > on other computers (using, for example, MS Windows + MS Office) -
> > > but he may still be unable to call this"different program".
> > > [...]
> Even (especially?) those with a master degree can act silly when it
> comes to computer sometimes. I thought we are talking about desktops
> for ordinary computer users and useability issues for people, who are
> only interested in getting their job done (and, who are *not*
> interested in learning more about computers, than they really have).

Perhaps it would be better phrased as how Joe Sixpack neither wants
nor needs to think in terms of different programs?  Brings to mind
stories of Jef Raskin's Canon CAT...


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