On Sun, 2008-03-30 at 20:13 +1030, Tim wrote:
On Sat, 2008-03-29 at 19:04 -0600, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> I blame Microsoft and all the geeks who seem to feel for being geeks
> and want to dumb everything down.
Those of us who remember personal computing before Microsoft was but
tiny company would probably agree that it was a bad idea to make
computers something the ignorant could play with, they used to be the
domain of experts and people actually interested in computing. Computer
systems need to be much better designed before it's going to be okay for
toy computing, both to protect the ignorant, and everyone else that they
You're not a true computer admin unless you wear a white lab coat, and
have the CPU op-code cheat sheet in the coat pocket... ;-)
But then you probably wouldn't have the job you have now...
In some ways both views have pros and cons. But consider the
possibilities that have opened up for humankind in general from this one
technology. If computing wasn't as open as it is now, then we could
quite possibly be still banging rocks together in a cave somewhere...