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Google Desktop's novel approach to the readme

Google Desktop warningSay you've written a program that a lot of people will use. Say you really, really don't want them to mess with certain of the program's files. You could give them a readme file that contains a warning, but any developer knows that getting the user to actually read a readme file is about as easy as getting a 14-year-old to give up MySpace. Google, however, has come up with a very novel solution with Google Desktop: Not one readme file--twelve! Blogger Can Erten has posted a couple screenshots of Google's novel approach to getting a warning across to users. Since it really has to be seen to be believed, I'll just refer you to the image at right. Clever!

Tags: google, googledesktop, readme, warning

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