Re: Intuitive (was Minimalism)

Subject: Re: Intuitive (was Minimalism)
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 16:50:11 -0800

In response to John Ahlstrom's post, Michael Wing wrote:
>Intuitive, to me, also varies with the person. What is easy to grasp
>for me may be impossible for you without instructions (or vice versa).
>Familiar implies that the person already knows how to do it regardless
>of how hard it was to learn. Familiarity is a static quality while
>intuitiveness is variable.
I read John's post to suggest that "intuitiveness," like "familiarity,"
breeds contempt.

--Wayne Douglass

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