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Wolfgang Keller <> wrote:

So I come back to my suggestion earlier today - LO Base needs to give
the user the opportunity to specify what they want - RAM or file
based, single file or multiple files.

That would only confuse most end users.

Hear, hear.

The point is that the developers should make the most reasonable

This mindset will not help LO broaden its user base. Users (even if most
are apparently deemed stupid by some) should be in the driving seat and
not some anonymous "developers".

Pip Coburn writes this about the tech industry: "I believe that users
are always in charge and that supply is a necessary but not sufficient
condition for commercial success. Companies and products geared toward
this holistic user orientation will succeed at far greater rates than
those stuck in a supplier-oriented mind-set." As far as I'm concerned
that hits the nail squarely on the head.

And as to confusing users with complex choices... a well-designed system
can be simple for simple needs and complex for complex needs.

One-size-fits-all rarely fits anyone.

IMHO etc.


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