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Re: QED & Marshall McLuhan

From: Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 1999 20:00:42 -0400
Message-Id: <199906100004.UAA11130@www10.w3.org>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Cc: bbailey@clark.net, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 07:55 PM 6/9/99 -0400, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>I don't think it is quite so silly. I have spent a lot of time teaching
>people to use "intuitive and easy to use" systems, because they could not
>understand them without help. I think that there are features of the
>graphical interface which need to be learned, in the same way as there are
>features of a command line interface such as Unix or DOS which need to be
>learned. The best systems are those which are most powerful and require the
>smallest amount of learning in order to control that power.
>The best minds have been unable to make it otherwise. 

The part that was "silly" was the implied assertion that Windows are so
unbelievably hard to learn compared to a Mac -- and that no one,even the
"best minds" have been able to overcome that. 

Ann Navarro
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