On 12 Jul 2005, at 15:25, Paul Jakma wrote:
> 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..
Maybe that explains the standard of driving in Ireland.
>> 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
Yes, true enough, but if you try to land an aircraft with no training
whatsoever, you are very likely to end up dead.
>> 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.
I don't want them to need much in the way of training. But it does bug
me that people expect to be able to use what is a very complex machine,
with a huge number of possible states, without any training whatsoever.
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