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From: Jim Bartlett <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] New FTDNA Project Format
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 15:05:32 -0400
What about all of the users who repeatedly ask for new features? I was at the annual conference in TX, and the IT folks were hit with all kinds of requests for change. I think the IT folks get very few thank yous and requests to keep the status quo. After all, DNA for genealogy is still on the frontier, and we should expect change as our hobby advances.
Jim - Sent from my iPhone - FaceTime!
On Nov 14, 2010, at 2:47 PM, Nancy Kiser <> wrote:
> 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]