actually, i would argue that they are due to lack of good tools, lack
of good management, _and_ lack of technical competance. remember
those cockroaches folks!
> Anyone remember HyperCard? Software programming for the masses? Remember
> what was produced? An endless stream of calculators, recipe books, and
> Album cataloging stacks.
gee, yeah, sounds like the first year of java's lifecycle and 99% of
the crappy eight-hundred page books on the shelf at your local
can anyone explain to me why the books on a popular (comprehensive,
somewhat complex, OO) programming language are _shorter_ than the
books on a web browser?!