PC vs. Mac stupidities

Steve Witham (sw@tiac.net)
Fri, 31 Jan 1997 05:49:53 -0500


>(This is Mac System 7.5.5's Guide on the TCP/IP
>control panel. A really beautiful animation of drawing a red crayon
>circle in an empty white space, including showing through the translucent
>help box.)

Chris Hind <chind@Juno.com>

>Buy a PC! :) Windows95 has far more builtin intelligence than the mac has
>ever had.

I elided the PC equivalent for space reasons: "The document could not be
printed because of a problem with the printer setup." Notice the two are
equivalent in stupidity, but the Mac version is more graphical. Actually
the fascination of watching the Mac tell me I should type *there* where
there was no entry blank, kinda made up for the stupidity, while the
PC error just made me mad. I think the PC is more sly because it still
leaves the impression that *I* am missing something.

You're right, the PC now has three semi-working Finders (File Manager,
Explorer, "My Computer") where the Mac has only one working one,
and three halves is *more* than one.

Anyway part of my point was that more bad intelligence is worse, not better.
Word 6 has more bad intelligence than Word 5, to compare, well I guess


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