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From "Mark H. Wood" <mw...@IUPUI.Edu>
Subject Re: Forms and maps
Date Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:06:39 GMT
On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:30:58AM +0200, Robby Pelssers wrote:
> You should read this article  'Why Good Programmers Are Lazy and Dumb'  http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2005-08-24-n14.html
> 
> I think it's not so much about losing our jobs but about 
> - trying to become more productive (getting more done in the same amount of time)
> - avoiding repetitive work

I'm not sure which way the above is pointed, but anyway:  which is
more productive:

o  rewriting the same app. every six months until the end of time to
   keep up with the fashion of the moment; or

o  spending a few moments every now and then to maintain that app., and
   the bulk of your time writing new app.s to address new needs?

Which is more repetitive?

The iPhone thing explains why I almost always carry an "outdated"
phone.  It still does everything I want it to do.  I'll trade it when
it doesn't do that anymore.  I'd rather spend my money and time on an
unrelated, unmet need.

But maybe these arguments are pointless.  Some projects need the
Latest Thing and other projects need stability and maintenance.  If C3
is too big a break, gather others who feel the same way and fork C2
and share the maintenance and development.

-- 
Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer   mwood@IUPUI.Edu
Asking whether markets are efficient is like asking whether people are smart.

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