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Forget Linux, We Need Fisher-Price Computers

Aug 05, 2009, 22:32 (13 Talkback[s])
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"What piqued my interest the most was some of the reader comments. Gary O'Connor writes:

""People, rightly, expect that a computer in 2009 should be able to work with mouse clicks and, if you can't get it to work with a mouse click, you hire a geek to fix it.

"To their minds, asking them to learn that stuff is asking them to regress, after all, the mouse was invented so that ordinary people could use a computer without having to think about it...

"I'm not saying that WE (geeks) shouldn't be able to use the CLI but it's just crazy to expect the average desktop user to use it or even know about it..."

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