This sketch depicting the equivalent of 15th century usability problems in the new-fangled “book” seems to argue that everything new is inherently confusing.
While I find it easy to believe that comparisons will always be made to the old technology and the benefits it was known to have — at least until people use the new stuff enough to realize its benefits — I find it hard to believe that a book is anything nearly as hard to learn as a computer. Remember that scene from Zoolander where Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson confusedly try to break into a computer with a blunt object? If you did that to a book — if you shook it and manhandled it as we humans intuitively seem to know how to do — its contents would reveal themselves. The only thing to fear is fear of busting up a holy manuscript.That said, the video is hilarious. Do you think the events depicted would happen?