[linux-elitists] absolutely

kmself@ix.netcom.com kmself@ix.netcom.com
Sun Jun 25 12:52:53 PDT 2000


On Sat, Jun 24, 2000 at 09:34:39PM +0100, Paul J Collins wrote:
> >>>>> "Justin" == Justin Cheung <unroot@cats.ucsc.edu> writes:
> 
>     Justin> gregory j pryzby wrote:
>     Justin>    vi is intuitive...
>     Justin>    x delete
>     Justin>    dd delete line
>     Justin>    i insert
>     Justin>    etc...
> 
>     Justin> absolutely.  Lots of people find vi intuitive.  I was
>     mostly referring
> 
> Hell, no.  No piece of computer software is "intuitive".  At best, one
> can guess which widgets to click to make stuff happen, but with
> programs such as vi and emacs, one either knows the commands or one
> doesn't.  Intuition does not come into it on any level.

fortune -m nipple

    The only "intuitive" interface is the nipple. After that, it's all
    learned.
        -- Bruce Ediger, bediger@teal.csn.org, in comp.os.linux.misc, 
           on X interfaces.

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