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De-Programming Windows Refugees

Sep 15, 2009, 17:32 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

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"What happened was the supply of Unix gurus was all used up and Windows and Mac refugees poured across the borders, driven by curiosity and desires for something better. Naturally their expectations were shaped by their experiences, and even more by the relentless propaganda spewing forth from the halls of Redmond and Cupertino, the non-stop claims that Mac and Windows are easy and intuitive, that computing is pointy-clicky and no knowledge required.

"What nonsense, and what a disservice to computer users. If Apple's products are so easy, why is O'Reilly's best-seller list full of OS X and iPhone books? For over a year the #1 book was "Mac OS X, the Missing Manual."

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