IPP> Comments on the Model Document -Reply

IPP> Comments on the Model Document -Reply

IPP> Comments on the Model Document -Reply

Patrick Powell papowell at dickory.sdsu.edu
Fri Mar 7 23:18:27 EST 1997


Scott,  I believe there are times when complexity has to be exposed -
but you don't need to expose too much.


I hate to use an analogy,  but the IPP effort, as I see it, is trying
to reduce printing to a 'drive the car' model. Put in gas, turn the
key,  and go model.


However,  the motorist needs to know about the motor, gas tank, and oil
pump so that when the little red lights go on they can figure out what
is happening.


We still have a car - most of the users will just drive it.  Most of
them will NOT need to know about the insides.  But for explaining what
is supposed to happen, it is useful.




Ummm... having now put this analogy forward,  I might add that we DON'T
need the control panel of a 747, with 6000 lights, toggles, buttons,
and things.  We might want to put in a 'power takeoff' for adding
things...


Patrick Powell



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