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osViews: Death to the Wizards!

Mar 27, 2004, 06:00 (28 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Kellen)

[ Thanks to Kelly McNeill for this link. ]

The software 'wizard' is the single greatest obstacle to computer literacy since the Mac. The wizard's underlying assumption is that the user is incapable of learning how to perform a task and/or should be protected from certain decisions or information.

"However justified those assumptions may be in other contexts, it is wrong for programmers to code to them and doubly wrong for open source programmers to do so..."

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