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Ethan Blanton elb at
Tue May 22 20:43:01 EDT 2007

Peter Lawler spake unto us the following wisdom:
> Personally, I don't think Pidgin should bend to meet lame corporate 
> marketing brands. It's almost like advocating a dumbing down of the UI. 
> I believe there's been previous discussion about throwing a link in the 
> add account UI part that'd point to the protocol's signin page. I'd go 
> as far as to say maybe what's required is some explanatory text, eg:

I have been in favor of extra, explanatory text for some time.  Some
people feel that the probability of users actually *reading* that text
is near nil, a position for which I have sympathy.


The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
		-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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