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JonoBacon.org: Easy to Use Complexity

Oct 14, 2003, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Complexity is a very opinionated word. Many people perceive complexity in different forms, and while there is no commonality within what we find difficult as humans, there is ironically a common word to describe it. Although some people find video recorders incredibly complicated and rely on the oft used technique of just sticking a tape in and leaving it on, many find this programming of the video a walk in the park. To me, in my entirely uneducated ramble of nonsense, this variation is pretty obvious.

"Although I cite that Bob may be able to do something and Jane can't, it does seem that people always strive to find rules and theories in which we can describe what we do and don't understand to form methods of being as efficient as possible. This theory is then usually written into guidelines that are passed to people who make video recorders to ensure that they work as easily as possible. The problem we have though is that Bob may never understand the video recorder, and for that matter, never want to understand it..."

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