[tahoe-dev] barriers to using tahoe

Chris Palmer chris at noncombatant.org
Sat Feb 6 06:05:14 UTC 2010


Jody Harris writes:

>   - "Those who understand what Tahoe is" (understanders),
>   - And "Those who don't care" (users).

I reject this dichotomy for practical reasons.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mythical_Man-Month#Conceptual_Integrity

I suspect that bugs, unusability, insecurity, and unreliability go down as
the gaps between the abstractions of UI, architecture, and implementation
narrow. This usually results in the reduction of many (but not all) kinds of
complexity up and down the abstraction stack.

I also reject the dichotomy for ideological raisins. I refuse to accept that
"users" are "stupid".

http://www.amazon.com/Inmates-Are-Running-Asylum/dp/0672316498




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