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The Desktop Gets No Respect, No Respect at All

theodp (442580) writes | more than 3 years ago

Programming 1

theodp (442580) writes "We have more computing power on each of our personal desktops than probably the entire world had in the early '60s, writes a frustrated John C. Dvorak. But we cannot find anything to do with it except surf the Web, check out Facebook and play the idiotic Farmville. We've lost sight of the power of the desktop, laments Dvorak, and have instead been seduced by 'dipstick apps that really do very little except amuse monkeys.' The computer is not an appliance, he argues, and requiring training in its use and operation should be required. No doubt he'd approve of Dave Winer's recent call for every person who graduates with a bachelor's degree to have one semester of programming."

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Its just interactive television (1)

martijnd (148684) | more than 3 years ago | (#33107904)

Stop calling it a computer. Problem solved.

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