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Re: Some Comments on Sexism in #debian

On Sat, 20 Mar 2004, Benj. Mako Hill wrote:

> IIRC, the point Susan brought up at Debconf2 after the numerous "so
> easy your grandmother can use it" references was, "why always the
> "grand*mother*?"

I remember talking to Susan about this and though my memory is a bit fuzzy
I thought her point was using grandmothers as an example for useability is
unfair because they will follow directions no matter how long or
complicated while the grandfathers have an exaggerated idea of their
technical prowess and end up breaking things.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar@debian.org>
La Salle Debain - http://www.braincells.com/debian/

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