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Re: Crazy idea? Remote SVN client for the Subversion-impaired

From: Kenneth Porter <shiva_at_sewingwitch.com>
Date: 2007-03-04 09:25:59 CET

--On Wednesday, February 28, 2007 11:51 AM -0500 Jing Xue
<jxue01@digizenstudio.com> wrote:

> But "I don't care and I just want to do my work", while being right in
> principle, cannot be used to excuse the _necessary_ learning effort.
> Why do people - including grandma - need to remember to shutdown
> Windows[1] before turning off the computer? Why can't they just turn it
> off when they are done just like they would a TV?

Think oil changes on a car. How many know *why* they're supposed to change
oil? It's just a mantra that dealers and their driving teachers tell them
to do, or the car stops running. Computers are not TV's, just like cars are
not TV's. They all operate with different maintenance regimes.

Version control is a kind of backup, and backup is a kind of insurance.
Most people understand insurance. They just are willing to accept different
amounts of risk versus cost. Insurance/backup/Subversion is a cost.

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