Web of Trust itself is the problem

RobertHoltzman holtzm at cox.net
Sun Jan 10 20:43:15 CET 2010

On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 09:27:14AM -0600, John B wrote:
> On 09 January 10, Heinz Diehl wrote:
> > What I've encountered is that lots of people answering that way do not
> > actually mean what these words say, but use them as a way to avoid saying
> > the truth: "I'm not able to install such software, I can not understand
> > how this works at all, it seems way too complicated to me,
> > and I do not want you to know that I do not even understand the slightest
> > bit at all of what you're talking about" :-)
>   Then they need to learn it. It's not necessary to learn *how* it works 
> completely, or know as much as someone who designs it - just enough to know 
> how to use it correctly. It's not hard, it's simply laziness for the most 
> part.

I disagree. I get the impression that it's mostly a matter of their fear
of not being able to comprehend it. After all, it is a "computer thing".

Bob Holtzman
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