I had to instruct an old person how to use an Android phone and it went a little like this:

"When the screen goes dark, you need to turn it back on by pressing this unmarked button on the right. Then, when the screen lights up with the clock, a background picture, and no other indication of what you should do, you need to place your finger on the screen and swipe upwards."

When did we decide that this was a good idea?? I might as well teach them how to use Vim at this point.

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@samgai sometimes when I'm very frustrated with weird user interfaces on devices, I draw diagrams that show what button press brings me to which sub menu.
Later I found out that in CS this is called a "finite state machine" and my approach was literally decoding the software.

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