[linux-elitists] Re: GNOME > you
Fri Jan 2 12:18:40 PST 2004
<quote who="Jeremy Hankins">
> It's all about freedom (i.e., the power to interact with your
> environment). If you don't care about it I'm not going to try to teach
> you. But I still think you're dead wrong. And it should be no surprise
> that free software tends to create freer interfaces.
Freedom is no good if it's too fucking hard to use or understand. Surely a
"freer" interface is one that doesn't chain users to the floor making 9457
decisions before they even get started?
I think usability and freedom are totally orthogonal. Developers have the
freedom to do *utterly* idiotic stuff to their users, without even realising
it. Check this out, particularly slides 15-20. We were *totally* off our
linux.conf.au 2004: Adelaide, Australia http://lca2004.linux.org.au/
"What inspired you to become a bus driver?"
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