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# Sales campaigns aimed at the faltering personal computer

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26 Jun 2003, 02:17
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Which of the following best completes the passage below?
Sales campaigns aimed at the faltering personal computer market have strongly emphasized ease of use, called user-friendliness. This emphasis is oddly premature and irrelevant in the eyes of most potential buyers, who are trying to address the logically prior issue of whether___________________________________.

(A) user-friendliness also implies that owners can service their own computers
(B) personal computers cost more the more user-friendly they are
(C) currently available models are user-friendly enough to suit them
(D) the people promoting personal computers use them in their own homes
(E) they have enough sensible uses for a personal computer to justify the expense of buying one
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26 Jun 2003, 03:11
stolyar wrote:
Which of the following best completes the passage below?
Sales campaigns aimed at the faltering personal computer market have strongly emphasized ease of use, called user-friendliness. This emphasis is oddly premature and irrelevant in the eyes of most potential buyers, who are trying to address the logically prior issue of whether___________________________________.

(A) user-friendliness also implies that owners can service their own computers
(B) personal computers cost more the more user-friendly they are
(C) currently available models are user-friendly enough to suit them
(D) the people promoting personal computers use them in their own homes
(E) they have enough sensible uses for a personal computer to justify the expense of buying one

throw out the book with such questions!
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26 Jun 2003, 03:45
the master denies to work...
Try to guess in this case
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26 Jun 2003, 07:45
E?
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26 Jun 2003, 12:56
Dmitry wrote:
stolyar wrote:
Which of the following best completes the passage below?
Sales campaigns aimed at the faltering personal computer market have strongly emphasized ease of use, called user-friendliness. This emphasis is oddly premature and irrelevant in the eyes of most potential buyers, who are trying to address the logically prior issue of whether___________________________________.

(A) user-friendliness also implies that owners can service their own computers
(B) personal computers cost more the more user-friendly they are
(C) currently available models are user-friendly enough to suit them
(D) the people promoting personal computers use them in their own homes
(E) they have enough sensible uses for a personal computer to justify the expense of buying one

throw out the book with such questions!

What's wrong? too hard/easy?
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26 Jun 2003, 15:39
Yup, looks like (E)
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26 Jun 2003, 21:09
It is hard for me
explain why E
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30 Jun 2003, 02:42
bb wrote:
Dmitry wrote:
stolyar wrote:
Which of the following best completes the passage below?
Sales campaigns aimed at the faltering personal computer market have strongly emphasized ease of use, called user-friendliness. This emphasis is oddly premature and irrelevant in the eyes of most potential buyers, who are trying to address the logically prior issue of whether___________________________________.

(A) user-friendliness also implies that owners can service their own computers
(B) personal computers cost more the more user-friendly they are
(C) currently available models are user-friendly enough to suit them
(D) the people promoting personal computers use them in their own homes
(E) they have enough sensible uses for a personal computer to justify the expense of buying one

throw out the book with such questions!

What's wrong? too hard/easy?

Hardness and easyness are not the problems. It is much worse when the CR question is not logical. As I guess is a case in this case.
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30 Jun 2003, 03:11
E because this is the only choice that appears to present a higher order issue for a customer of PCs, which will need to be addressed before she/he evaluates the user-friendliness of a PC.

Therefore, this is the only choice that fits in best with "... who are trying to address the logically prior issue of whether___________________________________. "
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30 Jun 2003, 03:16
I guess we should see a link friendliness = sensible uses
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The wording of the question implies that there is a possibility that the whole idea of "user-friendliness" is "premature" hence irrelevant. If a user has not yet determined whether there are any "uses" for the computer, the question of whether the computer is user-friendly or not is moot.
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07 Jul 2003, 01:44
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The wording of the question implies that there is a possibility that the whole idea of "user-friendliness" is "premature" hence irrelevant. If a user has not yet determined whether there are any "uses" for the computer, the question of whether the computer is user-friendly or not is moot.

Bravo, Sir!
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24 Sep 2008, 04:39
E for me.
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24 Sep 2008, 06:20
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E for me.

Good E. Nice question!
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24 Sep 2008, 13:52
First you establish need for something and then, you make choices. Therefore, E.
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25 Sep 2008, 13:35
Good Q. Makes sense that it is indeed E. I ruled out A B D but ended up picking C because I got hooked on the irrelevant part. The oddly premature dominates the irrelevant piece.
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