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a short break for all developers

Too funny not to share:
I found it a while ago, lost it, and am posting it here so I will never lose it again. :-) Hope you all enjoy.

Wednesday, July 16, 2003


I wonder if "As produced by the programmers." was a result of following the spec or ignoring it? Some-how "These wankers have no idea what they want!" seems to fit in this instance.

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

That little cartoon has been around for decades.  Still seems relevant, though.  Which makes one wonder about progress in software development practices.

Thursday, July 17, 2003

> progress in software development practices

Things like that progress? I think there are small pockets of progress, but by and large, things remain the same as they ever were... Think of what an amazing feat the pyramids were, don't you think most other projects of the time suffered from a similar amount of disarray? What's amazing about the pyramids is that the pharoahs actually got what they wanted.
Thursday, July 17, 2003

Indeed, I saw it on my first day in 1979 and thought hmmm

I'm still thinking hmmm most of the time.

Simon Lucy
Thursday, July 17, 2003

Mark, we know what the Pharohs received, how do we know the request was not, "I'm thinking about a tomb, something tasteful, not too ostentatious."

John Ridout
Friday, July 18, 2003

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