Now, if there is an actual effort for the machine to provide an incentive for these technologies to be better understood before being used, maybe then we wouldn't have so many users surfing the web that can't tell spam from a legit email from malware, or don't have a minimal knowledge on viruses and how to protect themselves. An ignorant user on the net is a liability to everyone.
I don't extend this criticism to everything that has been branded with "easy of use". But I'd rather see this term being applied in the context of applied knowledge, instead as a way to hide knowledge. We simply don't have the machines or the technology yet to make user-friendliness a reality in computing without serious consequences in terms of security, privacy and even usability, considering user-friendliness is in fact a deterrent of new knowledge and learning to do new things in the computer.
The result is everywhere to be seen. It's exactly the less knowledgeable, running user-friendly systems the ones most affected by privacy intrusion and security breaches.
But hey! I'm going nowhere with this. It's just an exercise. Just my view on how wrong we got it.