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Re: Info sucks?

On Sep 15, Avery Pennarun decided to present us with:
> On Tue, Sep 15, 1998 at 07:06:02PM -0500, john@dhh.gt.org wrote:
> > Anyone who calls *any* UI intuitive needs to have his head seriously
> > examined.
> Despite many jokes to the contrary, there _do_ exist computer
> interfaces that people can just use without (significant?) training.

I guess he's trying to say how much the word "intuitive" is
inappropriated. I for one never saw someone use a computer
trough intuition. Controlling a cursor with keys or with a mouse
is not "intuitive". Takes some abstraction.

> Even most brain-dead first-time newbies can figure out by
> themselves that the "arrow keys" are used to "move the cursor"
> when they are in a text editor.

As a teacher, I have the experience of spending several minutes
explaining the notion of a cursor and why the heck would you
want to move it. :-)

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