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Friday, March 12, 2010

Civilians might have trouble understanding this

A "civilian" is a non-technical computer user.

I was prompted to upgrade to Firefox 3.6, I said "Yes", and was presented with the following dialog:

Firefox was unable to verify the integrity of the incremental update it downloaded, so it is now downloading the complete update package
I find the dissonance of the update and download quite funny, but why does a civilian care about this message? A simple "Upgrading" message would have sufficed. See this post about overcomplicating communication.