-grafiti and humour
11 Jul 2001 06:55:17 -0400
From: "Cliff@tooserious.com" <cliff@TOOSERIOUS.COM>
Facilitators and GDSSers,
I am assembling a book of the stupid things I have seen people
ruin their organization or company, (a bit like the Dr. Larry
book '563 ways
people ruin their lives'.)
be quoted or remain anonymous?
to hear from you,
a quick one you might already know. The cat from India who designed
hotmail, which is a relatively simple program requiring less
than a day's work, sold the rights to microsoft for
US$400 million. Unbelievable.
Date: Tue Nov 21 12:55 AM EST 2000
for graphical expressions of software design was recently
reinforced by my latest development experience: drawing pictures
me to comprehend the structure of a piece of software that I
had written myself.
Despite the fact that it was coded in a somewhat declarative
and implemented as a state machine (with rules representing transitions),
long lost track of the overall structure: there were too many
states and too
many transitions to remember. When I reverse engineered the diagrams
code, the coherence of the design amazed me because much of it
had been created on the fly as new needs were recognized.