Training continued. Users have shown efficiency in the use
of the mouse. Though some couldn't perform a steady hit,
causing a drag effect to happen. Another was the hand-eye-
mouse coordination, most users exhibit tracking problems
when moving the mouse. Sometimes, they would move the mouse
beyond the mouse pad causing the mouse pointer to stop
moving or move in different directions. Moreover, others
have shown the stiff-hand problem, where the hand was
stiffened to the point where the mouse couldn't move a
inch, even the clicking action wouldn't work though. Things
like that will definitely take time though. On the other
others have shown great strides, like minimizing,
maximizing and restoring of windows. It's great to see them
getting the hang of it.
The trainer proceeded to a more elaborate exercise by
letting them play with the drawing program. Step by step,
the trainer showed them the various tools needed to perform
a draw, erase and change color. The users responded by
creating doodles and other simple images like an ocean view
with tropical trees.
The session then proceeded to the next level. The level of
difficulty were raised as the trainer told the users to
open the word processor. For the first five minutes, the
trainer and I where very busy helping them grasp how
editing works. Then moving on comparing the differences
between a real typewriter and an electronic one. It took an
hour to get the necessary skills passed though.
One of the interesting part was when they were asked to
write something using the wordprocessor. Most of them wrote
simple prose, while some surprized me by their poems and
short essay on how they came here. Man, that was something.
Decided to download
phpGroupware. Might port the
legacy factory application code into it.
Stumbled into this interesting TV program. It certainly is
controversial from my point of view since some of its
contents present eye-openning ideas. Some of them cover
interesting personalities like the rock-
guy. Another was the question of why
corporations have so much power, in terms of rights and
protections. In the program, it was stated corporations are
persons having rights equal to real human beings. But these
corporations are excluded from being criminally liable,
being their nature of acting along economic lines.