411 - Blake-Ross-Knows-Where-It–8217-s-At

I watch people using computers, and I have to say that I agree with what Blake Ross has to say. In my mind, what many developers need to think about is making things work. As opposed to making MSN Messenger look a bit crazy.

I think that we need to stop sticking in shining bright new things just because we can and work out whether they are pretty useless, really, and concentrate instead on making what’s there already work flawlessly. Office suites come to mind here. Why not make them not crash, rather than making pretty Document Recovery dialogs? (Or in OpenOffice’s case, rather confusing ones). Thesis writing has concentrated my mind on this one. I should’ve just used Lyx, I know…


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