[OT] "Pre-announcement" of Python-based "computing appliance" project.

Kjetil Torgrim Homme kjetilho at yksi.ifi.uio.no
Sun Sep 26 16:52:31 CEST 2004

[Istvan Albert]:
>   Pick a simple task, design a program that does it and make it as
>   simple as you can. Then grab a few people off the street, take
>   them to a room, ask them to perform the task, leave the room, then
>   watch them try to accomplish that task. The lessons you learn in a
>   few hours will last you a lifetime. You'll then understand why
>   this "generic computing appliance" serving the "needs of a typical
>   user" makes no sense whatsoever.

making a single, specific appliance is very different from making a
general tool to augment man's capabilities.  grab a random person and
put him in a car.  how far would he go without extensive training?
sometimes you have to spend time to save time.
Kjetil T.

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