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You may be a novice computer user if...


We like to provide our users with two basic "tracks" during install, etc.

a.  Novice
b.  Expert

(or, more realistically: EASY, HARD :-)


It just occurred to me that the easy way to tell which track they need in much the same way that Jeff Foxworthy lets you know: You'r a redneck if...drumroll.....

... you don't know what DEFAULT means.

Mr. Analogy
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

De Fault is ven somezing haz happened und it must be blamed on somevone else.

Tapiwa
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Haha... So if you say:

a) Novice (default)
b) Expert

The poor guy might select "Expert" just to stay clear of that mean-looking word!

Alex.ro
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

"De Fault is ven somezing haz happened und it must be blamed on somevone else."

Ach! Shudennt zat be "Ze Fault"? ;)

Paulo Caetano
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Try "Standard" or "Normal" plus "Expert" choices. People don't mind being called normal, present company excluded of course.

old_timer
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

1) Standard
2) For People Who Read Fucking Instructions

Richard P
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

What?  There were instructions?  I might have been fucking incorrectly all this time?

name withheld out of cowardice
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

"Try "Standard" or "Normal" plus "Expert" choices"

Actually, we use:

EASY
EXPERT

We used to use Standard and Advanced, but people thought they'd get something extra with Advanced, so we tried to make the buttons brutally honest and ENCOURAGE Newbies to take the easy way out.

Mr. Analogy
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Quick Install
Custom Install

apw
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Never use a succint description when a cryptic one will do just fine....


"Allow the installer to choose appropriate options"
"Customize the installation environment, including choosing default values, file system locations, and optional components"

I'll bet that scares away most idiots.

Capn' Kirk
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Just ask, "Does the phrase 'Stupid is is stupid does' make sense to you?"

Capn' Kirk
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

I saw this guy at work who couldn't farble the genutzen, what a dope!  I was doing that in second grade. 

smug
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

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