RE: Will computers ever be as simple and reliable as a refrigerator?



Grandmoo
07-10-2005, 01:02 AM
I disagree. Using computers has gotten increasingly easy since I began. When
I started you had to punch holes in cards one byte of data at a time, turn in
stacks of cards for processing, come back hours later to see your errors, and
start all over. Mice got into my den and chewed through my dissertation
data... about 2,000 cards... Yes computers are more complex, but no, they are
not more difficult to use! I have a 92 year old friend who started learning
computers at age 86 by asking me questions via Email. He had never touched a
computer before. Now he teaches computer classes at the Senior Center.
Perhaps you could sign up for one of his classes?

"mattlubic" wrote:

> A dumb question? If you're a computer nerd, yes. If you're just somone
> (like me) who only wants a reliable tool, no. The technology is much too
> complex and computers much too unreliable for most people. I don't care if
> what makes a computer run is a gerbil on a ferris wheel. The technology is
> of no interest to me. Just as unless you're a refrigerator salesperson or a
> repairmain, you couldn't care less what makes it run. All you want is a
> machine that keeps your beer cold. So if you just want to blow off my
> question, feel free. I'd rather hear from someone who's thought about it and
> has a point of view they'd like to share.
> --
> mattlubic


RE: Will computers ever be as simple and reliable as a refrigerator?