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Don't Blame Windows and KDE for Your Own Aversion to Change

Jan 27, 2009, 23:33 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thom Holwerda)

"My point is that us tech folk always criticise the normal users for being averse to change, inflexible, and, well, plain stupid, barely able to find the "on" button - but if my years and years of OSNews reading, commenting, and editing have taught me one thing, it's that the more technically inclined people are, the more averse to change they are.

"No better is this illustrated than by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols latest piece. He criticises both KDE 4 and Windows 7, but all of his criticism basically comes down to "I have to do things slightly differently! Help! I'm lost!" - exactly, the same thing we are so eager to blame normal users of doing. And I might have singled out SJVN, but he's not the only one of his kind being averse to change. Just browse through the OSNews comments' section to any article related to KDE 4, Windows 7, or Office 2007, and you'll see one after another."

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