Hello science in TAOO [long]
b.xavier at internet.lu
Mon Oct 17 00:11:00 CDT 2005
well part of the reason I brought this into the open is to get help with
making this work in body and soul ;)
If I do it alone, I can get a large part done (given time) but without
other's input, it wont be as useful for others...
at least that's the spirit behind :)
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> Richard Gaskin
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> Subject: Re: Hello science in TAOO [long]
> MisterX wrote:
> >> There is a ratio of bugs to understandable usefulness.
> >> Raise that quotient for TAOO and its adoption rate will change.
> > very nicely said!
> > implacable logic too
> >> If that level of effort doesn't seem worthwhile to you,
> you may have
> >> to be content shipping commercialy successfuly software at a rate
> >> that leave the rest of us in the dust.
> > now you got me saying eh?
> Making software is fun, but ultimately the software that pays
> the bills for most of us is also useful.
> If I make a tool that benefits my ability to ship apps, as a
> famous person once said "it neither picks my pocket nor
> breaks my leg" if I'm the only one using it.
> In some ways it may actually benefit me, as I won't have
> distracting obligations like technical support and
> documentation. That's why most of the tools I write never
> get publicly distributed: I prefer to stay focused on
> shipping commercial apps, rather than putting in the level of
> effort needed to make my tools self-evidently useful to
> others. My clients and creditors reinforce that preference. ;)
> After 15 years with TAOO, I would imagine you've shipped a
> lot of commercially successful apps with it.
> So if it proves too much effort to share that level of
> efficiency with others, it does you no harm to just keep
> doing what you're doing. As the apps you're shipping become
> more plentiful and more popular, sooner
> or later people will come to you asking "How did you do
> that?" At that
> point you have their attention, and you may not need to do as
> much evangelizing, as the output of your tools will speak for
> Richard Gaskin
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