Re: Don't overlook Simplicity.
- From: "Brandon S. Allbery" <allbery ece cmu edu>
- To: Preben Randhol <randhol pvv org>
- cc: "Bob Smith" <rwsmith cnw com>, gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Don't overlook Simplicity.
- Date: Sat, 19 Jun 1999 13:58:01 -0400
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Preben Randhol writes:
| "Bob Smith" <email@example.com> writes:
| | >| I see a great divide between "Teach them" and "Make it somewhat
| | >| easier". I don't see how the two are different, if you look at the
| | >
| | >No it is not "Make it somewhat easier" it is "Make it too simple".
| | >
| | Too simple? As in, keep it difficult and obscure, so that everyone who comes
| As in "simple, but not too simple" so that power and efficiency are
| not diminished.
Yes. "Simple" is one thing; removing powerful features because they might
confuse people is quite another, and is IMHO unacceptable.
brandon s. allbery [os/2][linux][solaris][japh] firstname.lastname@example.org
system administrator [WAY too many hats] email@example.com
electrical and computer engineering KF8NH
carnegie mellon university ["God, root, what is difference?" -Pitr]
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