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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • What they describe is not necessarily intuitive

    Not to you, but how else do you think people would come up with these ideas? To send a fax, you write your letter on a piece of paper and stick it into a fax machine. To send a letter, you write your letter on a piece of paper, put it in an envelope, and stick it into a mailbox. Why should a computer be any different?

    That is why I think "intuitive" is an absolutely terrible word to use to describe computers.

    • To send a fax, you write your letter on a piece of paper and stick it into a fax machine. To send a letter, you write your letter on a piece of paper, put it in an envelope, and stick it into a mailbox. Why should a computer be any different?

      Um... keyboard?

      • My typewriter doesn't send e-mail.

        • Have you heard of people writing their letters and then inserting them into the typewriter?

          I haven't. ( but I haven't been around that many typewriter users either... ) Why? Well... to an extent, form follows function.

          You had asked "Why should a computer be any different?" and I was trying to offer up the keyboard as the reason.

          With a typewriter most people know the keyboard is for input (and, I don't believe that they know this because of intuition. It is learned.)... and I would bet that the person tha
    • Not to you

      Well, I'm really the only one I was thinking it has to seem intuitive to.

      I'm writing this with a very light sense of audience, mostly people from this hyah site. Were it non-technically minded folk and writing with a more serious purpose, I might refer to the paper insertion data transfer as "intuitive".

      The audience here is really just me anyway, I'm only guessing that a few others here might read it, and possibly a few stragglers from other areas of the web. I take the point, I do -- I r

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