If we're going to be pedantic about it we could say that this is a
linux _users_ group list, and not so much a linux list. If it were a
purely linux list then anything non-kernel related would be
untolerated(if we subscribe to RMS's GNU/Linux approach). Having that
said, I think that while there should be limits set, such limits
should be based on common sense.
Common Sense dictates that you don't ask a linux group how to solve a
MSWord Problem. Hopefully experience would direct him to a more
suitable forum like Experts Exchange in future.
Having that said the OP has apologised for his (hopefully temporary)
lapse in common sense, and has I think, been adaquately chastised for
it, so I don't see any need for this topic to continue.
On 7/12/05, Paul Jakma <paul at clubi.ie> wrote:
> 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
> few hours.
>> 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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