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  •  No shit, and its not only software, All kinds of (2+ / 0-)
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    RadGal70, Notreadytobenice

    complex systems go to hell in a hurry. I've see things, terrible things, happen to just moderately complex stuff; and even simple stuff (I was in manufacturing, mostly) goes to hell in a handbasket if people don't pay attention.

    Those who quote Santayana are condemned to repeat him. Me

    by Mark B on Sun Nov 03, 2013 at 07:50:29 PM PST

    •  Even if people pay attention (0+ / 0-)

      but don't understand instructions or just don't pay attention to what they're doing, even if the app works well, they will end up in the weeds and blame the program.  For the general public to use any app, any system, it has to be built for five-year-olds.  Sometimes the best technology is the oldest technology - the one most people understand - a telephone.  Or even a face-to-face meeting with a real person.  That's why the refusal of Republicans to adequately fund these avenues to signing up for the ACA is particularly odious.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 11:14:16 AM PST

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