Fwd: [OT] Good Read/View on The Uncertainty Of The Future

Pierre Sahores sc at sahores-conseil.com
Thu Sep 17 15:50:13 EDT 2015


+1. Thanks !
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> Début du message réexpédié :
> 
> De: Bob Sneidar <bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com>
> Objet: Rép : [OT] Good Read/View on The Uncertainty Of The Future
> Date: 17 septembre 2015 19:02:45 UTC+2
> À: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Répondre à: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> 
> Excellent post. I think this mail list actually is one of the great examples of collaboration I have yet seen. We have graphic guys, core developers, database guys, interface guys all cooperating and communicating and helping one another, but not for a specific company, but rather for the love of the development environment itself.
> 
> I also think that Livecode is a fairly good example of what he is talking about. It provides us with a series of objects that can be put together as we see fit. Of course, dealing with the issue of being compatible with current and future devices is, as the author concedes, an ongoing one, and while improvements can and perhaps should be made to the geometry manager (as an example) the problem of open scaling is really one that if you think about it an extremely complex one.
> 
> I don't see how we can ever get away from special case development to be compatible with all potential devices, even from a web based perspective, as powerful as the tools presently available and soon to be available are. We will never be able to design for a full sized monitor on a high end workstation and expect to scale to a watch on someone's wrist, or vise versa for that matter. The problem is not just one of scale, but of ability. There are simply some things that cannot be done on a watch based browser.
> 
> But I really like the bit:
> 
> Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. Henry Thomas Buckle<http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/11/18/great-minds/>
> 
> I have expressed to up and coming IT people who are struggling with the vast amount of information and learning that seems to be so oppressive, that the trick is not learning everything about a particular system, but rather understanding the system itself. What are the problems the system is addressing? How do the components of the system interact with each other? When I went through Naval training on the radar system I was to operate and maintain many years ago, their approach to the training was top down, starting with the major components, the operator console, the director, the CW and pulse transmitters etc. Then they went into each major subsystem and broke that down until we were looking at individual circuit boards. Because we got that overview first, we were able to understand each subsystem and how each component integrated with the whole, and why.
> 
> I read in a really good book once, "Get knowledge. And with it, get understanding."
> 
> Bob S
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> 
> On Sep 16, 2015, at 15:42 , Scott Rossi <scott at tactilemedia.com<mailto:scott at tactilemedia.com>> wrote:
> 
> A video with transcript by web designer/consultant Brad Frost.  The talk
> is targeted at web developers, but the concepts are applicable to any
> coder or application developer.
> 
> I Have No Idea What The Hell I Am Doing
> http://bradfrost.com/blog/post/i-have-no-idea-what-the-hell-i-am-doing/
> 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
> 
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