Ask Slashdot: When Is the User Experience Too Good?
gadzook33 writes "I had an interesting experience at work recently. A colleague suggested during a meeting that we were building something that would make it far too easy for the customer to perform a certain task; a task that my colleague felt was deleterious. Without going into specifics, I believe an apt analogy would be giving everyone in the country a flying car. While this would no doubt be enjoyable, without proper training and regulation it would also be tremendously dangerous (also assume training and regulating is not practical in this case). I retorted that ours is not to reason why, and that we had the responsibility to develop the best possible solution, end of story. However, in the following days I have begun to doubt my position and wonder if we don't have some responsibility to artificially 'cripple' the solution and in doing so protect the user from themselves (build a car that stays on the ground). I do not for a second imagine that I am playing the part of Oppenheimer; ...
Obamas Under Fire for 'Personal Responsibility Finger-Wagging' at Black Audiences
President Barack Obama wags his finger as he lectures graduating students during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony on Sunday in Atlanta. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press) President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama are drawing criticism from progressives for "stereotyping black youth" and for "personal responsibility finger-wagging" in commencement speeches last week.
Obamas Under Fire for 'Personal Responsibility Finger-Wagging' To Black Audiences
President Barack Obama wags his finger as he speaks during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony on Sunday in Atlanta. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press) President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are drawing criticism from some progressives for "stereotyping black youth" and for "personal responsibility finger-wagging" in commencement speeches last week.
Guatemala full of questions after genocide conviction annulled
It's unclear what kind of retrial former dictator Efrain Rios Montt will face, or whether the nation's power brokers played any role in the high court ruling. MEXICO CITY — The Guatemalan high court's decision to annul the genocide conviction of former military dictator Efrain Rios Montt on Tuesday revived questions about his responsibility for the slaughter of some 1,700 ethnic Maya people.