> Rumman Gaffur at 7:01 AM -0700 on 6/17/97, came up with this:
> > i don't know about sympathy, i reckon the most common
> > reaction would be, "you stupid %&$#, i could have
> > told you that to begin with".
> > in a slightly tangential subject, there was a recent
> > interview with niklaus wirth in the june copy of
> > software development which i really agree with.
> > my main peeve is programmers who call themselves
> > software engineers. a lot of programmers (and managers)
> > don't seem to understand that software tools are to
> > programming what word processors are to good
> > works of literature - you must have talent to
> > begin with.
> > NW- Recently, I read a final report of a research project funded
> > by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
> > Indeed, the woes of software engineering are not due to lack of tools
> > or proper management, but largely due to lack of sufficient
> > technical competence.
> Anyone remember HyperCard? Software programming for the masses? Remember
> what was produced? An endless stream of calculators, recipe books, and
> Album cataloging stacks.
> Microsoft provides so much trollbait, it practically attacks itself.
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