UI toolkits for Python

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Tue Oct 18 21:06:51 CEST 2005

Mark Roseman <mark at markroseman.com> writes:
> Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> wrote:
>> aleaxit at yahoo.com (Alex Martelli) writes:
>> > Maybe that's the key difference between the mindset of a
>> > mathematician and that of an engineer -- I consider reaching over
>> > 95% of visitors to be _quite good indeed_,
>>> What surprises me is that marketing types will accept turning away -
>> what's the current internet user base? 200 million? - 10 million
>> potential customers without a complaint. Or maybe they just don't get
>> told that that's what's going on.
> Obviously we all agree the effort to support both is significant.  The 
> question is not so much "do we turn away 5%" as "do we use the effort we 
> do have to provide a better experience for the 95%, or to provide a 
> slightly worse experience for the 95%, and an ok experience for the 5%".

You elided the paragraph where I pointed out the third alternative:
provide a better experience for the 95%, and an ok experience for the
5%. WWW technologies are designed to degrade gracefully - it's easy to
take advantage of that.

Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org>			http://www.mired.org/home/mwm/
Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information.

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