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From "Robert Koberg" <...@koberg.com>
Subject Re: [Request] Stefano's Heuristics
Date Sun, 06 Jan 2002 11:13:58 GMT
> The kinds of things I am referring to include (off the top of my head):
>
>    - SoC (What does a concern look like? How much separation is enough?
Etc.
> )
>    - The "proper" design of URLs (.../cocoon1 vs. .../cocoon/old vs. ...)
>
> <grumble>
> People on this list do step in and say "this is mixing concerns" and
"that'
> s not a proper URL".  This is a good thing for Cocoon.  However, to
> paraphrase, "Tell a developer not to do something and you fix the current
> implementation/design.  Teach them how to recognize good and bad things,
> and you fix all future implementations/designs."  I want to learn, damnit!
> </grumble>


<fwiw role="general">
What takes longer to come to boil in a microwave oven:
- a cup of water heated for 1 minute and 10 seconds, or
- a cup of water heated for 1 minute and 11 seconds
?

If there was no user interaction the answer is easy, but since we are
dealing with an interface that humans must deal with the correct answer is
0:01:11. This is because it is faster/easier for the user to hit the "1"
button three times rather than for them to search for the "0".
</fwiw>

My point being, if the interface slows the user down then the optimaztions
are useless.

best,
-Rob



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