On Tue, 12 Jul 2005, Niall O Broin wrote:
> computers without any training whatsoever, when they wouldn't even
> think of doing the same with a car,
Uhmm, standard practice in Ireland has been to get someone to tell
you what the various knobs do (as you might do first time you use a
computer) and figure the rest out yourself..
> or a plane ?
Aeroplanes aren't really /that/ difficult to physically control.
Basic turns are trivial, landing/takeoff can be figured out within a
It's all the attendent learning of various fields from weather, civil
aviation regulations, aerodynamics, engine behaviours, procedures,
etc.. required for safe civil aviation that makes it complicated.
> Maybe we should come up with a way of making mistakes due to
> computer ignorance potentially lethal) or even reading a book, or
> even the blooming online help, they instead decide that the clueful
> people of ILUG should be their Word buddies.
I disagree, computers shouldn't need much in the way of training.
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.iepaul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
It would save me a lot of time if you just gave up and went mad now.
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