From: John P . Looney (valen at domain redbrick.dcu.ie)
Date: Wed 31 Mar 1999 - 16:33:51 IST
On Wed, Mar 31, 1999 at 04:00:33PM +0100, Thomas Bridge mentioned:
> >When they manage to amke it as idiot proof as a Mac, then they will have
> Have I just spent too much time on a support line, or is it actually nigh
> on impossible to create an idiot proof distribution of any OS?
Design a better idiot-proof piece of software, and the genetic pool will
Design a better idiot.
"What editor are you using"
"Right. It says ^O to write out"
"OK. Press Control O then"
"I can't reach"
"My fingers aren't big enough"
"I can't do it. I keep pressing L and ';' and / and stuff"
"Can I do it another way ?
"What ? No, just hold down control, then tap 'O'"
"I still get loads of other letters"
"What fingers are you using to press the 'O' ?"
"The side of my hand"
"Ah. You can use different fingers to hit the different keys"
"Cool. Unix is dead hard"
My last day on helpdesk duties...
-- 'As my grandmother used to say, as she worked away on her spinning wheel, "Those who do not remember history, are doomed to repeat it, especially if they change the addressing modes, or wordsize of their architechture"' - Peter Van Der Linden
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