That article was written six years ago... It doesn't look like many listened :(
Sort of on this topic, the following is an article on an explosives test that will be conducted in the Nevada desert. The military will never be able to transport that amount of material for actual use, so this must be a non-nuclear test of nuclear weapons capabilities.
Sort of bothers me that the government is looking at "everyday" tactical use of nuclear weapons, but what bothers me more is that this deduction isn't stated anywhere in the article. Rather than talk about the nuclear protestor's background, why not state the reason he's protesting?
More on topic: both of those beliefs are flawed in that the Audience should be the determining factor. Notepad is simple and is sufficient for anyone that just wants to type up an isolated bit of text, but there is a step up in capabilities and ease of use with a full-blown IDE or Microsoft Word.
It's also true that Word could be toned down quite a bit where very few people use more than half the power provided. Unfortunately Word also has momentum that simpler alternatives need to overcome to attract the masses that have lower requirements.