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    Nancy Folsom Guest

    Human OS -- preview general public's reaction

    Talking to a friend today on an unrelated issue, he said this:

    "Geez...ok, I think I see what you are talking about. Different
    download for different browswers...they hardly make that clear in the
    web page. [comany name deleted] sux. They all think they are ultra cool
    over there...talk about people who were insufferable since the 3rd
    grade. I lived next to one of their programmers, and was not impressed
    with the sales people I've dealt with either..."

    And this:

    "IE and Netscape...about the same difference between Gore and Bush.."

    And, we think the general population will thank us for intruding in
    their brains, when the general popluation thinks that we pretty much
    spend our time trying to figure out how to make their lives _more_
    miserable?

    We (the software development profession) are in serious need of a
    reality check, IMO.

    Maybe the McCarthy's could work on selling a nice warm slice of humble
    pie.

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    Nancy Folsom Guest

    Re: Human OS -- preview general public's reaction

    In article <MPG.146dfc508f58ab3798968c@news.devx.com>,
    nancy_folsom@hotmail.com says...
    > Talking to a friend today on an unrelated issue, he said this:


    Okay. I asked my friend to read the article in question. And I really
    really didn't tell him anything about my opinion. Just asked him to give
    it a read. I have his permission to quote his initial reply:

    *----Begin Quote

    The ultimate hubris of computer programmers....they want to control your
    mind and your interactions. This article is half written in double-
    speak..."or the good of collaboration"(like to whose ends?). Reminds me
    of the "Double Click" site which traces your every Web move and matches
    it to your identity...for the good of the users.

    Of course, I'm not entirely sure I read the article correctly. But if
    they want to design software to control the mind, then all of us artists
    are out of work (or out of an illusion, since we rarely make money). I
    mean, already the programmers exert a big impact on our thought
    processes, and they don't seem to do a very good job about making
    things straight forward.

    "For the good of collaboration" --- means that someone else gets to
    write the rules. Without rules, there is no 'collaboration." I thought
    the best thing about being an artist is that you get to write your own
    rules.

    Which reminds me why I'm never lost. People always look to me and say
    "we're lost!" And I say "How can we be lost, when we're not going
    anywhere?"

    *----End Quote

    Unless we put shot guns to heads or commit these folks to education
    camps, we've got a rather difficult marketing challenge ahead to
    convince them we know better than they do.


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    Nancy Folsom Guest

    Re: Human OS -- preview general public's reaction

    In article <MPG.146e018fabbc0ca098968d@news.devx.com>,
    nancy_folsom@hotmail.com says...
    > In article <MPG.146dfc508f58ab3798968c@news.devx.com>,
    > nancy_folsom@hotmail.com says...
    > > Talking to a friend today on an unrelated issue, he said this:

    >
    > Okay. I asked my friend to read the article in question. And I really
    > really didn't tell him anything about my opinion. Just asked him to give
    > it a read. I have his permission to quote his initial reply:
    >

    And this last shot from him...

    > *----Begin Quote


    Geez...like any of the computer programmers would ever and agree and
    cooperate themselves...

    > *----End Quote


    ROFLMAO!

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