Re: How to make my java applets more user friendly

Robert Klemme <>
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:24:44 +0200
On 09.07.2014 20:01, Joerg Meier wrote:

On Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:33:30 +0200, Robert Klemme wrote:

On 08.07.2014 12:37, Joerg Meier wrote:

In fact, I used to host a game through Java Webstart, and the #1 support
question was something amongst the lines of "I heard Java was insecure,
can't you give me an exe file to download". People are idiots.

We are also people. Ergo: we are idiots. And I don't mean that
ironically: we also have our weak spots.

Yes, but the thing is, groups tend to be dumber than the individuals that
make it up. It's probably something about unreflectedly mimmicking your
social peers. If I were to guess, I'd say it's some sort of evolutionary
mechanism to make sure only a minimal amount of tribe members fall into the
same hole or drink the same spoiled water.

I'm not sure that herd instinct helps prevent those mishaps. Could well
be that because of it everybody drinks the same water only to find out
later it was spoiled.

Btw. other than it may look like on first sight my snappy remark was
neither about dumbness nor about groups. It's about people stating
other people are idiots. Idiocy is ubiquitous and you employ your
flavor of it as surely as I do. :-)



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