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naive

Untutored in the perversities of some particular program or system; one who still tries to do things in an intuitive way, rather than the right way (in really good designs these coincide, but most designs aren't "really good" in the appropriate sense). This trait is completely unrelated to general maturity or competence or even competence at any other specific program. It is a sad commentary on the primitive state of computing that the natural opposite of this term is often claimed to be "experienced user" but is really more like "cynical user".
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as a dischargeable debt is what Nietzsche calls 'the oldest and naivest moral canon of justice,' one that relies on an idiom of equalizing, translates human action and suffering into calculable values, presumes that 'everything has its price [and] all things can be paid for,' and makes justice into more or less a branch of accounting" (Saunders 100).
Upon my quoting Thomas Carlyle, he inquired in the naivest way who he might be and what he had done.
Only the naivest of neophytes is surprised by surprises in public human events.