>> Has any one noticed how any product or piece of software which is
>> prefixed by the word "smart" is inheritantly stupid? It has become
>> a trend that sticking the word smart into your product name means
>> your aiming your product at a dumb end user and therefore cramming
>> lots of worthless end user aesthetics into it. Thereby rendering it
>> "user friendly", or crap in other words... Having said that I
>> haven't looked into this particular deal in any great depth so treat
>> the preceeding comments as general smart-comments.
> or they where smart and brave enough to venture out and give it a go.
What exactly are you waffling on about here?
> Not everyone cares to know about the technical details of
> what they are using to download their e-mail / website. They
> just want it.
Who said they did? I've scanned through my mail several times and not
once can I find anywhere that says anyone (let alone everyone) wants to
know the technical details of a product. However some people actually
do. It would be nice if making a product userfriendly didn't seem to
involve removing the flexibility of the system and hiding the "technical
details" from everyone.
> Like a mobile, car, washing machines, alarms systems etc.
Thanks, I like analogies.
> These people you are calling a dumb end user are your
> cusomters or potential customer.
Is English your first language? I wasn't calling anyone a dumb end user,
you are. In fact I was saying quite the opposite. Quit latching onto
random keywords and replying to them and actually read the context as
well. I'm talking about the assumption that your users are in fact dumb
and aiming a product explicitly at stupidity rather than at a balanced
range of users.
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