osViews: Death to the Wizards!
Mar 27, 2004, 06:00 (28 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Kellen)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ 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
"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..."