Blimey. Ray's response to Joel's comments on Groove are really a masterpiece of buzzwords and convoluted yet entirely random verbiage.
Heavy users of buzzwords aren't trying to sell product, they're trying to impress people. For a man of Ray Ozzie's supposed credentials I found his post most disappointing.
Well i thought it was good...
I stopped reading when I got to this:
J. D. Trollinger
I had no problem understanding Ray Ozzie's reply, and while it was a little wordy, it had meaning. Making fun of him for a few buzzwords is like making fun of the nerd in elementary school because he talks funny.
I think Ray actually said things but it would have been nice if he had said it in a nice straightforward matter-of-fact style like Joel uses.
They want to sell different products, so they present themselves differently.
I understand "COM-based MVC programming abstraction", but what the hell is a "shared space virtualization"?
I thought that it was overly verbose. Sure I could understand it, but if you are really smart you can explain things in a much simpler way. Just because you CAN write this way doesn't mean you SHOULD.
Chiming in... I thought it was fine. Buzzwords are an occupational hazard, and I filtered them out. I think Ray has to speak with these buzzwords for precision... and if you notice, Joel is criticized for being too general. So damned if you do, damned if you don't.
Ray is a bit neologistic, but hey new paradigms demand new vocabulary (actually, I don't believe that).
I think Joel's writing does not use buzzwords because his products eschew buzzword technology to begin with. Use the right tool for the job.
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