November 12th, 2007
I was on the phone with my Mom and she had a document she wanted to send me.
- Mom, you’ve got a scanner. You can email it to me.
- Mom :
- Laughing It would be easier for me to send it in the mail!
She’s telling the truth. Yes my mom is a very competent computer user. It’s just not easy enough. It’s not just her, it’s me too. The number of programs and such that you’ve got to get to work together is too many. The single button touch thingeroos on new all-in-ones don’t cut it. The software to listen for the scanner’s “convenience buttons” gum up the whole works, they consume insane amounts of memory and don’t ever seem to work right anyway.
It’s a sad reflection on the state of usability in software when the postal system, the POSTAL SYSTEM of all things is easier to use.