[FoRK] Dunning-Kruger effect discriminatory environs
wkearney99 at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 28 04:02:16 PST 2014
>*-only people usually have a strong DK effect about their ability to argue
> for one over the other as they generally have about zero knowledge of any
> alternative approach.
The VERY same thing can be said about those that have never actually made
use of MS products. Sure, IE has it's issues, but a great many of the
so-called "alternatives" to MS products just totally suck ass. And they
tend to suck in ways that directly impact usability by people that NEED the
> Most people seem to take the attitude that they have all the education
> they are ever expecting to need, and that includes learning how to use a
> computer. They simply refuse to learn anything else;
Ah yes, the "learning how to use a computer" argument. Geek-speak for
you're not smart enough to understand these impossibly finicky bits of cruft
we've created... so YOU'RE the problem.
> The shallow users live in fear of not getting help when they need it or
> hitting some mysterious roadblock.
My God, the arrogance of that perspective is ridiculous.
> Apple has done a bit to combat this on the desktop
Right, by crippling iWork. Sure, that's helped those "shallow users".
MS may not have a lot of things right, but what you're spouting is nonsense.
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