[OT Humor] "Obviously designed by morons"

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Tue Apr 12 16:45:47 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-04-12 at 08:18 -0700, James McKenzie wrote:
> Sad to say, but if we want 'Joe Average User' to use Linux, we are
> going to have to dumb it down.

Who says *we* want that to happen, or even *they* want that to happen?
Is that actually a goal?  When did it become a goal to aim for Linux
being just another consumer product?

Is it even an achievable goal, or even a desirable thing to attempt to
do?  History has shown that when you dumb down computers to the point
where stupid people can use them, they do stupid things with them.

Why does everything have to get dragged down to that level?  There's no
point in being another Windows clone, just use Windows if you want that
level of crap.

Good grief, I use Linux, and so do many others, precisely because we
don't want to use crap like Windows.  It's not just an issue of the
dollar cost of using it, but the huge amount of time wasting Windows
inflicts upon you, the unstableness, it shooting itself in the foot, the
sheer and utter stupidity of its design basis.

If you want an example of what not to do with computing, Windows is
*the* example of the worst possible way that you could ever do it.
Don't copy it.

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