[FoRK] Dunning-Kruger effect discriminatory environs

Bill Kearney 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 
>rationally
> 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 
features missing.

> 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.

-Bill 



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