Re: Rohit -- don't hack too hard :-)

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From: Tom Whore (
Date: Fri Mar 24 2000 - 18:14:54 PST

On Fri, 24 Mar 2000, Adam L. Beberg wrote:

--]On Fri, 24 Mar 2000, Kragen Sitaker wrote:
--]> The quality of proprietary software is a disaster. It has always been
--]> a disaster.
--]Most software is a mess, proprietary or otherwise. Noone likes to test,
--]or document, or any kind of quality control - the last 10% that takes
--]90% of the time. At least with proprietary software someone will get
--]paid to do it eventually.

The tird leg of this equation is always missing in these deabtes.


Much like the war on drugs, it has always seemed hat if software is
tailored for the ACTUAL USER and not some white papered market forcasted
buzz word babling driod then software would come closer to a better state
of not just being MADE properly, but USED properly.

At then end of the long chain from idea to user there is a NEED a
PROCEDURE/PROGRAM and a PRODUCT that will come from teh Need and the
Procedure mergeing.

Todays model is more like a train wreck.

Sell the user on a NEED (hey you need a train)

Make a PROCEDURE/PROGRAM (a big shinny train that goes 300 miles per hour)

Stand the user in the trains path and tell them to catch it as it comes
heeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrtling towards them.

Oh , what happened? Did the train turn the user into a 3 dollars of goey
chemicals? God damn users!

Remeber the words of R Openhiemer after seeing his PROCEDURE/PROGRAM
in action...

Aint it a bitch?

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