[linux-elitists] Re: GNOME > you
Sat Jan 3 18:03:32 PST 2004
<quote who="Jeremy Hankins">
> Not gonna happen -- if by "back to Earth" you mean mired in minutiae. I
> really don't care about gnome, except as it's a focal point of some
> wrong-headed and disturbing trends in UI.
Hmm. We seem to be doing a rather large amount of hard work, research and
(casual or formal) user testing to be saddled with "wrong-headed and
disturbing". I'm inclined to believe this just really gets up your crack,
and is not based on any serious research or practical application of current
usability practice/theory. Oh, but perhaps all of those smacked up usability
researchers are wrong, and you are right. There is that.
But you are fully entitled to your interesting opinion.
> Any discussion about the particularities of gnome would be irrelevant.
> And I wouldn't be able to participate effectively because I don't know
> gnome. No problem, because that's not a conversation I care about. The
> fact that you keep going back to "But users don't *_CARE_*" is what I find
Perhaps you need to hang around with people who don't care about computers
more often. (ha ha bonus troll points.)
> But if you're only interested in trees there's no point in talking about
Ah, I see. So I am cursed with lack of foresight! I can't see how devolved I
truly am because I can't break through to see the wisdom you take for
granted! Never mind the quest for everyman's acceptance and uptake of the
Free Software desktop - they are too stupid to understand! Woohoo! You're
right, all this self-centred cock-handling is totally where it's at.
Come to gnome.conf.au 2004! http://www.gnome.org/~jdub/2004/gnome.conf.au/
"Is your sense of identity inextricably bound to a large prime?" -
More information about the linux-elitists