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From: Nancy Kiser <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] New FTDNA Project Format
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 10:47:41 -0800 (PST)
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Double ditto, Diana, but I don't think it is a conscious conspiracy. I just
think programmers live in their own little IT ivory towers and become
out-of-touch with us, the unwashed masses. They are in love with programming.
On the other hand, we are only interested in using their programs to achieve
certain results, and don't want to go through the hassle of re-learning how to
do things. It seems like such a waste of time.


----- Original Message ----
From: Diana Gale Matthiesen <>
Sent: Sun, November 14, 2010 11:25:29 AM
Subject: Re: [DNA] New FTDNA Project Format

Ditto. I was *much* happier with the old GAP.

I don't think, in general, programmers appreciate how much people DON'T want to
have to relearn things they already know how to do -- well and efficiently. I
sometimes think the IT guys (with Microsoft specifically in mind, not FTDNA)
can't stand it when their users become too proficient, so they update the
software and turn their power users back into novices. [end of rant]


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