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From: Usenet Oracle (oracle-vote at
Subject: Usenet Oracularity #715-02
Selected-By: Mark McCafferty (markm at

The Oracle ponders Women

The Usenet Oracle has pondered your question deeply.
Your question was:
Wise and Powerful Oracle, please spare a meager morsel of wisdom for this your humble supplicant: How come women don't come with pull-down menus and on-line help?
And in response, thus spake the Oracle:
If you look close, you can find some open interfaces that will permit pop-up menus. A small portion of these have pull-down menus, too. Be careful with these interfaces, as they tend to have had many users. This puts both of you at risk of core dumping.

Contrary to your understanding, they do have on-line help. The problem is that most men expect it to be a point-and-shoot interface. It's a voice-driven interface based on fuzzy logic, with only a few opportunities to use your pointer. Be patient, work with it, and soon you'll get the hang of it.

Remember, there is no style guide for these interfaces, they come in all shapes and styles.

You owe the Oracle a fully interactive multi-media interface, preferably a blonde.

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