[OT] Internet Censorship

Pete pete at mollysrevenge.com
Mon Aug 15 13:55:49 EDT 2011


You're right - your knowledge of your own requirements and the way you work
makes if a good tool.  That knowledge is the equivalent of the problem
analysis/design work.

I guess the word "hobbyist' is what is annoying folks here.  I never think
of that as a pejorative term, after all Jobs and Wozniak were part of a
hobbyist club and look what happened to them!


Pete
Molly's Revenge <http://www.mollysrevenge.com>




On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 10:25 AM, Peter M. Brigham, MD <pmbrig at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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
> http://home.comcast.net/~pmbrig
>
>
> 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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