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On 06/07/2013 05:46 PM, Felmon Davis wrote:
On Fri, 7 Jun 2013, anne-ology wrote:

      so agree  :-)

'change for the sake of change' is so inane.

how can you kids be all for 'if it works, don't fix it' and then praise

shouldn't your motto be, "if it will work better, fix it"?

On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 12:30 PM, Girvin R. Herr

Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:

I was talking to a professor a few days ago.  He does not like the
versions due in part to "the way they keep changing the interface
and how
to do things".

 You won't find me waiting for hours outside an Apple
to buy the latest iPhone.  If it works, don't "fix" it is my motto.
Girvin Herr

The problem for us who are happy with certain things and just wish they'd fix the bugs, is that all the programmers who write code for the apps would shortly be out of business! So would a lot of advertisers. I am not a fan of LO, and I believe that some other
programs, both free and not, serve me better, but, frinstance,
I was happy with WordPerfect as it existed 15 years ago, and the
only real change I see is that it now reads and writes a lot more
competing formats--because, not being MSWord, it has to. And if they
had only fixed the bugs in Windows 98, and converted it to 32, then
64, bits, leaving the interface alone, I would be much happier with
Windows than I am. But then MS programmers would all have been out on the street 10 years ago or more.
Somehow, since the scientific revolution, starting around 1800,
progress has given birth to a byproduct called "change for the sake of change." Or maybe it started with Gutenberg. But it's certainly with
us now!
And Linux? A lot of the distros are written by paid programmers, and
what isn't is done by hobbyists who would be bored if they couldn't
find something to tweak and bend and, it must be said, break!
Rant over--doug
Blessed are the peacemakers..for they shall be shot at from both sides. --A.M.Greeley

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