[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
> 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.
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