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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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La investigacion cientifica (wissenschaftliche Forschung) abre los dominios --campo de accion-- de cosas (61) (sachgebeite) ingenua y rudimentariamente (naiv und roh), el desarrollo de tales dominios no avanza gracias a la recoleccion de sus resultados sino al preguntar por sus estructuras y sus conceptos fundamentales (Grundbegriffe).
Ernest Hemingway's howlers were legendary, notably "archiologist" and "professessional", while Virginia Woolf spelt "panelled" as "pannelled" and "naive" as naiv".
Till 2.11.03: Appenzeller Volkskundemuseum: Fascination of folk art and naiv art.
Entre las primeras resalta: la pintura de Jose de Jesus Chan, quien descaradamente reproduce el lenguaje naiv de Rousseau; las narrativas pictoricas regionalistas y jarochas de Ignacio Canela; la cinica y divertida narrativa de Ignacio Chincoya, quien con lineas esquematicas y pistas iconicas senala circunstancias y eventos dramaticos; y la expresion posmoderna y conceptual de Israel Leon, quien irreverentemente juega con la estetica de Picasso y la estetica de los salones de belleza.
Therefore, the data are presented here to illustrate that the naiv pilots showed a pattern consistent with attentional tunneling for the HUD, as has been reported by previous researchers.
Hundert Jahre spater noch einmal und genauso naiv gestellt" (How should one live?
For example, in volume two of Early Netherlandish Painting, Friedlander observed that to describe Jan and Rogier as proponents of two different races, which was precisely what he had done (albeit cautiously) in 1916, was zu naiv,(72) and he transferred their antithesis to the stylistic realm, citing Jan's warmth, aroma, and joy versus Rogier's dramatic tension and moral grandeur.(73) This stylistic analysis may not be as neutral as it appears, however.