[LINK] Real-world IT skills levels (was Re: Show me the money)

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Wed Oct 29 17:18:11 EST 2008

At 12:14 PM 29/10/2008, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
>Now, my position is simple: if there's no *utterly
>necessary* reason to make a radical change a UI, then you don't do it,
>because however "nice" the feature is, and however much it will get
>praised in the echo-chamber that makes up most reviewing communities,
>it's going to be a pain for the users.

The other issue isn't that there is a static design, but that it is 
user selectable in some cases. I haven't changed it in a while, but I 
remember a setting for click behaviour somewhere, either in Windows 
itself or in applications.

Where this gets dicey is when people move between personal setups, 
say on a laptop or home computer, that may be shared, and workplace 
settings. I have often said the word 'personal' in PC is an important 
concept to understand.


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