Re: Reflexive responses: forwarded for a colleague

Subject: Re: Reflexive responses: forwarded for a colleague
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: techwr-l digest recipients <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2000 10:28:13 -0700

"Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA> wrote:

>Forwarded on behalf of a colleague

>>I know that there are some software installations that make you click a
>>checkbox or press a certain key before you can click Next on the license
>>agreement page. I think the Windows installation does this. During an
>>install, a user's normal course of action is to just keep clicking Next
>>until the files start copying. In these cases, you have to actually be aware
>>that you are on the license agreement page. Of course, no one can MAKE you
>>read it, but at least you know that you were responsible for agreeing to the

Last year, I came across a piece of software with a nice twist on
the license agreement. If you clicked to move on in less than
thirty seconds, a dialogue box popped up, asking "So Soon?"

Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com | Tel: 604.421.7189

"Soon you'll achieve the stability you strive for,
In the only way that it's granted:
In a place among the fossils of our time."
-Jefferson Airplane (after John Wyndham)

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