Technetra: Government Desktop

[ Thanks to Robert Adkins for this
link. ]

“The software product industry likes to promote the idea that
one size fits all. For the office, this approach typically results
in the most complex and expensive product being provided as the
basis for deployment on the enterprise desktop. Never mind that the
typical office worker uses only a fraction of the capabilities of
the product. And never mind that the very complexity and
universality of the solution can open it to grave security
vulnerabilities and make safe use nearly impossible.

“There must be a better way. Complexity should become the
exception rather than the rule. Uniformity should be right sized,
not one size fits all. It should neither sink to the level of least
common denominator nor, at the other extreme, require that every
user be overstuffed with a grab bag of complex and expensive

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