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Re: [SLUG] "Anna Kournikova" email worm - disinfection
- To: Jobst Schmalenbach <jobst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Sydney Linux UG <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] "Anna Kournikova" email worm - disinfection
- From: Crossfire <xfire@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Feb 14 10:55:02 2001
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Jobst Schmalenbach was once rumoured to have said:
> On Tue, Feb 13, 2001 at 10:49:48PM +0800, Mike Holland (myk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> > Worse, such instructions a a distraction from the real problem, which is
> > to educate users on basic computer hygiene. The next version might not be
> > so benign!
> > And anti-microsoft rants dont help. It could just as easily be a perl
> It *IS* after all MICROSOFT who makes the user stupid, eh????
> > script targeting Linux. The weak link is the user, not the OS.
> As said above, Linus users are NOT stupid as Linux reqiures SOME knowledge
> to be used.
Yes, but this is the wrong direction - you obviously missed maddog's
keynote at LCA.
Maddog highlighted several points which I've been thinking for some
time - people want to use something that is simple and easy to use -
they don't want to have to think.
Computing Eliteism will not win the platform war for anybody.
Things need to make sense, they need to be consistant. It should be
entirely possible to build a system where basic/introductary users
can't burn their fingers easily, but advanced/experienced users can
disable the safety net.
M$ got this point the wrong way around.
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