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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • ...computers are just horribly complex things. Nothing about them is really simple. Complete novices don't have any basis to apply to them -- they're not really like cars, or light bulbs, or typewriters. They're a whole new class of thing.

    It's rare that an invention truly has no basis anywhere for rational comprehension, but this sort of thing has happened before. Cars strike me as a vibrant example -- there's nothing simple about any car. Steering, windshield wipers, combustion engines, etc., all te

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  • windows isn't easy, people are just used to it

    But, does it matter why most people think Windows is easier?

    The fact that they do is the only interesting data point when it comes to designing user interfaces. People aren't complete novices. They have already aquired both experience and preference.

    It's like the web. You shouldn't invent completely new idioms for navigating your web site because... 99.999999% of the time, people surf on sites other than yours!

    So if you, say, for argument's sake, want peop