To Know Software Is to Love It?
Jan 07, 2011, 15:18 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)
"Familiarity is not something users are born with, Hoogland
notes; rather, 'it is something they learned over an (often
extended) period of time.'
"'Hoogland's question, then, was, 'do you think a time will ever
come when users will realize that just because you know how to use
a piece of software doesn't automatically make it the best software
for completing the task at hand?'
"That's a key question, in Linux Girl's view, cutting as it does
straight to the heart of one of FOSS's biggest challenges -- how to
get past the inevitable learning curve."