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"Gee Brain, I guess that's what the children would look like if me and Pippi Longstocking got married"
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I couldn't agree more (and I will likely be call an 0ld-Ph@r7 and a progress Luddite that hates change). How long has it been since they started with this "ribbon" crap (2006? 2007?) and still to this day I long for the old simple, intuitive, efficient, File, Edit, etc., menu. What has it been? 8 years now? I think that is plenty of time to "get used to the ribbon" like I was told when it started. Like you said, it still creates aggravation with no upside.
I have no problem with change.... It's just: If it ain't broke, don't fix it > change for the sake of change
Remeber, this was the mainstream distribution media for software for ~30 years (how often did you have to return original SW due to a bad floppy?). It only started to go down hill after the push to obsolete the floppy by Apple. By this point, it was just a race to the bottom and a checkmark option offered by the x86 PC manufacturers.
I remember having to send a bunch of floppies with WordPerfect for Dos back to WordPerfect.... But that wasn't due to a bad floppy, well it was, but not due to unreliability... It was due to WordPerfect being shipped from the factory with the Jerusalem-B virus on it.
I had a similar experience with a set of progressive lens also. My doctor didn't push the progressives, but did recommend that I give them a try. He did say they are not for everyone. So I though, hey, why not give it a go.
Worst mistake I had made with those damn progressives. I had an zone of focus that amounted to looking through a straw, and everything else being out of focus. Any time that I moved my head to look at something else, the out of focus areas would rise and fall in a wave like motion as they came into the focused zone. Now, I'm not typically one to get motion sickness, or seasick, but I tell you, those progressives did mess with me. I gave them a good six weeks to "get used to them" and it didn't happen. Took them back and had the lens replaced with regular ones, and haven't looked back since.
I know people that have progressives and love them, but I have talked with just as many people that hated them. I'm in the latter group. I would not recommend them at all.
I would say, any item that you use for fun and/or enjoyment - whether it be an action figure/dolls, comics/books, role-playing games (CCGs,etc), climbing equipment, boat, model railroad, or RC vehicles, etc. I don't think we are limited to just "children's toys." Now especially with this crowd, computers could be a grey area - we probably all use them for work, but I'm sure we all use them for fun also.
I think we have all gotten too analytical and only view "the word of the law, rather than the spirit of the law." Let's be less concerned with what is/isn't and more concerned with what is fun.
Don't you recall, General Dodonna description of the Deathstar's defenses?
Well, the Empire doesn't consider a small one-man fighter to be any threat, or they'd have a tighter defense.
So clearly a one man fighter was not anticipated by the empire to be an appropriate attack vector - much the same way that Adobe doesn't consider Flash to be an attack vector, otherwise they would have a more secure product...
Geez, Rickrolled semi-old school fashion.....Would have been old school if it was all in CAPS....