[OT] Pigs Fly
jeff at siphonophore.com
Wed Aug 3 00:15:38 CDT 2005
I gotta say after teaching folks how to use computers since back in jr
high in the mid 70s, if you can simplify something when you start out,
it helps. folks that have pointed out that not everyone is a computer
expert that buys a computer is very true. I still come across folks
that have had and used computers for years and they still dont
understand many aspects of their system, including the right click.
Apple has always drawn the type of user that has the
desire/talent/interest to do something, but doesn't always care much
(at least in the beginning) about the machine and how it works, so
getting them doing something fast has kept them a profit making company
when most others have been knocked out of the pc market long ago...
Apple has continued to mine the PC market for folks that get frustrated
with the complexity of their pc and want something more direct.
I dare say that apple has it right, start simple and when you advance
you can buy a multibutton mouse that fits your brain (mine has 5).
Apple users are smart enough to realize this, pc users, well... now
sorry apple bashing poking gets a response from me. i have had too many
good, fairly controlled situations comparing the two platforms head to
head with striking results.
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