I think this demands a response some some *** comments and ???
Jerry Weinberg wrote:
> In reading over the various posts so far, I've been nagged by what seems
> a common underlying assumption that we're all making:
> Getting help from computers ought to be easier
> than getting help from other people (or even from ourselves).
*** I certainly do not, nor do I think most of the people posting.
> I wonder.
> Maybe if we understood more about what makes some human interactions
> helpful/fun/beautiful/satisfying/whatever [and the opposites], we would
> understand more about what we ought(?) to be trying for with our
*** I can't imagine any susbstative disagreement with this idea. It is
the concrete how that is the challenge. Clearly forcing CS students to
take a token arts course isn't.
> For example,
> - Why would we believe that a programmer who can't really get along with
> people can design/implement software that can?
> - Are we so heavily involved in these questions as a displacement of our
> insoluble problems with other people?
> - What are our motives, anyway?
??? Who is "our" and motives for "what"?
> - ?