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[aprssig] Rant - Cross platform portability

Brian Riley brianbr at mac.com
Mon Sep 18 17:03:40 UTC 2006


'typical amateur radio software user' ..... hooooooeeeeyyyyyyy ....  
that was a mouthful ... said sub-class of population encompasses

   techno-dinosaurs
   hi-tech luddites
   gen-u-wine geniuses
   ordinary people
   ...
   ...
   ... and so on ...

I wouldn't want to begin to try to make that comparison. All I will  
commit to is that the pool of Limewire users contains a lot of every- 
day-joe appliance operators who don't know, nor do they care to know  
how it works (nor should they need to!) they just want it to work ...  
and it does! Limewire installs, it verifies if you have the JRE, if  
not it goes and gets it and installs it, then installs itself ...  
all ... "Look,Ma, No hands!" ... just sit back and watch it do its   
thing.



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On Sep 18, 2006, at 11:12 AM, Rich Mulvey wrote:

> Brian Riley wrote:
>
>> I would point out the LimeWire is a java app and its distribution  
>> to  'clueless end-users' is both enormous and quite successful.
>>
>
>
>   I'll have to take your word on that, but my first reaction would  
> be to wonder if the typical LimeWire user falls into the same  
> demographic as the typical Amateur Radio software user.  I'm  
> guessing not.  ;-)
>
> - Rich
>
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