for The Rest Of Us

for The Rest Of Us

(abuse)
(From the Macintosh slogan "The computer for the rest of us") 1. Used to describe a spiffy product whose affordability shames other comparable products, or (more often) used sarcastically to describe spiffy but very overpriced products.

2. Describes a program with a limited interface, deliberately limited capabilities, non-orthogonality, inability to compose primitives, or any other limitation designed to not "confuse" a na?ve user. This places an upper bound on how far that user can go before the program begins to get in the way of the task instead of helping accomplish it.

Used in reference to Macintosh software which doesn't provide obvious capabilities because it is thought that the poor luser might not be able to handle them. Becomes "the rest of *them*" when used in third-party reference; thus, "Yes, it is an attractive program, but it's designed for The Rest Of Them" means a program that superficially looks neat but has no depth beyond the surface flash.

See also point-and-drool interface, user-friendly.
References in classic literature ?
It's not Flint's ship, and Flint is dead; but I'll tell you true, as you ask me--there are some of Flint's hands aboard; worse luck for the rest of us.
says Vince Antonucci, pastor of Verve Church in Las Vegas and host of God for the Rest of Us, an exciting, new, and out-of-the-ordinary show airing Tuesdays at 11 p.
The rest of the UK already pays for free prescriptions, free care for the elderly and free university education for Scots; all benefits paid for by the UK taxpayer, but not affordable for the rest of us, without penal taxation.
Now, Reform Judaism for the Rest of Us brings into discussion key tenets and opinions that shape current thinking within the faith and introduces ideas for its future development.
Spencer Arnott Holmer Green, Buckinghamshire IF the money was invested in more staff for the rest of us, I'd be happier.
GOO GOO DOLLS Something For The Rest Of Us (Warner) NO surprises here as radio-friendly rockers Goo Goo Dolls release their first album in four years.
I have a cousin like that and he makes life miserable for the rest of us but we can't say anything because we would be called homophobic.
How is he supposed to understand how hard it is for the rest of us to cope when he doesn't even have personal experience of struggling with the problems ordinary banks are creating for their customers?
Now Peggy Cappy, creator of the Yoga for the Rest of Us series, offers a heart-healthy approach to yoga in her signature gentle style that every body can do.
In Summer 2005 I used Greek for the Rest of Us and portions of M's Reverse Interlinear in a lay education course for the Lutheran School of Theology in St.
Yet another case of one rule for the rich, another for the rest of us.
As a shopper of this area I can see why they complain but if they looked at these cars, more often than not it's the disabled drivers that park over dropped kerbs and on the double-yellow lines, blocking the access for the rest of us.