[OT] Internet Censorship

Peter M. Brigham, MD pmbrig at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 13:25:12 EDT 2011


Maybe I'm biased, but I think that the most user-friendly apps are those produced by the people who use them. I'm not a dispassionate observer, though -- my own practice management stack is miles ahead of anything else I've seen but then I designed it for just the way I think and work, and I've had years to tweak it and streamline it. But then, that's what makes it really usable.

-- Peter (another "hobbyist")

Peter M. Brigham
pmbrig at gmail.com
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On Aug 15, 2011, at 1:08 PM, Pete wrote:

> You can take the word hobbyist as you please, it wasn't meant as a demeaning
> term.  And yes, there is crappy stuff produced by people who are "real"
> programmers (whatever that means). And yes, both groups of people probably
> never had a course in UI design or DB design - that's the whole point.
> Writing the program is the final stage of a the process and without the
> understanding of the things you mentioned, the result will likely not be
> good, whether it's written by someone who is paid good money to be a
> programmer or by someone who does it for fun.
> Pete
> Molly's Revenge <http://www.mollysrevenge.com>
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 8:06 PM, Judy Perry <jperryl at ecs.fullerton.edu>wrote:
> 
>> Perhaps you'd care to offer an example or three of "hobbyist" (notice that
>> it is ALWAYS used in a demeaning manner) software done in LC that looks or
>> behaves any crappier than stuff produced by "real" programmers in *any*
>> language who've obviously never had a course in UI or UX design?
>> 
>> Judy
>> "the lowly dumb hobbyist"
>> 
>> On Sat, 13 Aug 2011, Pete wrote:
>> <snip>
>> 
>> Just like recording software, using a programming language without the
>>> required knowledge produces pretty lousy results.
>>> 
>> 
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