Re: [PMH] Re: [Nautilus-list] Idea for Nautilus and GMC.

Dan Winship wrote:

And for the gazillion and oneth time on the other side: IT DOESN'T
MATTER. It doesn't matter how many warnings the user gets. It doesn't
matter how dire they are. You can pop up a dialog that says "If you
proceed, your children will be kidnapped, tortured, and murdered", and
*THEY'LL STILL CLICK "OK"* because they want to see the funny joke

Most of them won't even READ the dialog.

My wife does that and it annoys the heck out of me. A dialog will pop up and she "clicks it away" while I am still reading it. I ask her what it says, and she says, "I dunno." And this is after me preaching and lecturing on that specific subject hundreds of times. Yes, she is a windows user.

It is amazing how *stupid* some otherwise intelligent people can be when sitting at a computer.

But then again, should we cater to the brain-damaged and bring our OS down to the stupidity level that windows operates at? Should we even care if a computer retard hoses their system because they didn't read the directions?


"One trend that bothers me is the glorification of
stupidity, that the media is reassuring people it's alright not to know anything. That to me is far more dangerous than a little pornography on the Internet." - Carl Sagan

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