2011/8/7 Fons Adriaensen :
Depending on existing knowledge, the amount of
time required to understand an application can largely vary.
I wouldn't call an un-experienced unmotivated.
Usability (better: user-friendlyness ) is about supporting the learning process.
About 12 years ago, I've been someone who did a hardware-reset,
in order to quit vi (text-editor).
That tool didn't give a hint how to use, nor how to quit it.
Changing that would have been simple and had had no influence on functionality.
I think this applies to many applications:
You can do 2/ but still support a new user getting there,
without too much hassle.
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