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Yugo

Do you have to slam the Yugo?  I know that it's not as nice as a Lexus, but there are worse things out there, most of them from this country (U.S.).

On the topic of sofware quality, am I the only one that feels like the current state of the industry bears a striking resemblence to the post-oil-crisis American automotive industry?

At that time, to "improve" a car's performance you just found new ways to shove more gas through the engine.  It wasn't untill the crisis that it was necissary to actually improve the efficiency of the design.

Honda was already doing this, but since there wasn't a need for efficiency, buyers ignored Hondas for cars with more bell & whistles.

Given the analogy, only when the supply of resources (memory, cpu speed, etc) is threatened will consumers choose higher-quality software over feature-laiden products.

What do you guys think about this?

Jason J. Gullickson
Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Doh.

Replace "Post" with "Pre".

I need coffee.

Jason J. Gullickson
Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Nobody defending Alabama today?

Joel Spolsky
Wednesday, August 20, 2003

The creator of the Yugo has a new car now: the ZMW.


http://www.forbes.com/2002/04/23/0423yugo.html

runtime
Wednesday, August 20, 2003

It probably makes me an idiot but I didn't even get the Alabama part of the joke (not that I'd feel a need to defend it), leave that to the rebels, they did such an excellent job the first time...

Jason J. Gullickson
Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Who could possibly defend the Yugo?  Got a Trabant and feeling Yugo Envy?

Mitch & Murray (from downtown)
Wednesday, August 20, 2003

I notice that nobody's defending anybody's affinity for mayonnaise either.

Zahid
Wednesday, August 20, 2003

We're all too busy trying to figure out what "salad cream" really is.  Yikes.

Mitch & Murray (from downtown)
Wednesday, August 20, 2003

condensed milk, mustard powder and vinegar

LesC
Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Vile is what it is.

Simon Lucy
Wednesday, August 20, 2003

I'm wondering two things:
1) If salad cream will be the Godwin's Law for JoS threads.
2) If this thread is evidence we've all lost it?
3) Is it just some kind of surreal orange melting on a penguin clock kind of thing?

Philo

Philo
Wednesday, August 20, 2003

I nominate Salad Cream as the final word on threads...

Seconds?

_*_
Wednesday, August 20, 2003

[This is only a test.]

"I'm wondering ... If salad cream will be the Godwin's Law for JoS threads." - Philo

What sort of Nazi would presume to change Godwin's law?

Zahid
Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Somebody nuked my "International Sandwich Story".

What a drag ... if Joel can pimp for a Pizza joint in Norway I can pimp for Air Estonia.

Mitch & Murray (from downtown)
Wednesday, August 20, 2003

WRONG AGAIN!

Wrong thread, sorry.

Yes, I was going to Tallinn.  All in all, best bunch of folks I have meant in quite a while.  Nice place, a flat in Old Town would be would the gas.

Mitch & Murray (from downtown)
Wednesday, August 20, 2003

With this thread It'd be hard to be off-topic.

Awkward Kid
Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Salad Cream

_*_
Wednesday, August 20, 2003

I guess I could mention "Le Car" to get us back on track...

yeah, we've all lost it, but is that really news?

Jason J. Gullickson
Thursday, August 21, 2003

Yeah, what *was* the meaning of the Alabama joke?

I'm a native Texan, so I'm pretty familiar with all the redneck culture down here and I read that and just said "Huh? Jumper cables? Picnics? Huh?"

From what I've read, Joel was born and partially raised in Israel and has spent most of his time in either the Northeast or Northwest.  Better stick to jokes about New Yorkers....cuz we all know how funny ya'll tahk.

Mark Hoffman
Thursday, August 21, 2003

Ok...one of us will have to explain it might as well be me...Salad cream is similar to mayo but with a higher vineagar content and a consistency similar to ketchup.  It goes very well with grilled or fried meat and people who like *really* like it. 

Any more and I'll start explaining pie & mash.

A cynic writes
Thursday, August 21, 2003

And salad cream is a subset of the salad dressings that are the creamy mayo type?  Or something else altogether?  Google doesn't answer this directly.

anonymous
Thursday, August 21, 2003

mmmm.. Miracle whip.
Whip the miracle.

Mickey Petersen
Thursday, August 21, 2003

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