Re: huh?

Subject: Re: huh?
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 08 May 2003 21:11:09 -0700

Lyn Worthen wrote:

I think it depends entirely on the software and its target audience.

True enough. But, in addition, I think that people are generally more knowledgable about computer basics than they were. In 1996, while talking with clients on a big project, I realized that I couldn't assume that the audience of clerks for whom I was writing knew anything about computers. Now, I would feel reasonably safe in assuming that they knew how to use a basic desktop. However, I still wouldn't assume that they knew how to change any of the hardware settings. If I'm still in the game seven years from now, maybe that will have changed, too.

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