On Tue, 12 Jul 2005, Niall O Broin wrote:
> Yes, but you agree that SOME training is needed.
To be able to do it safely and with good chance of not damaging
plane, yes, lots. To be able to land and simply stand a decent chance
of not killing yourself, not much (imho).
> instructor was quite happy to let me take off. You may be damn sure
> that he landed though.
> Hmm - I wonder how much that contributed to the horrendous early
> death rates?
Lots I guess.
> Eh - no - why would Kamikaze pilots have learnt to land? :-)
Well, in order to:
a) complete those 8 hours of flight training
b) fly their planes to the relevant south pacific island where they
were to wait for the pig dog american aircraft fleets.. :)
> Yes - but the user does need to know what the blooming tasks are, at least.
They do though:
"I want to":
- "send an email"
- "send this picture via email"
- "get rid of the red-eyes in this photo"
The problem is software often orients tasks around its own notions,
rather than the end-user's notion of tasks, I think. Sometimes the
user doesnt fully appreciate the details of the task they want to
achieve, but that's still no excuse for software having
overcomplicated and finicky UI's (all too often the case).
> Yeah - what would we do if field codes appeared on the screen?
> Crash the plane? Or post to ILUG in a panic?
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