Mean, sick, and poor is no way to go through life, son.

Dreaming in code is ok, I guess

Read about 70% of dreaming in code.  Kind of dry if you ask me.  You get all of these stories about the history of software but rarely get a glimpse of talk about Chandler.  And even when you get to talk about Chandler, it really isnt that interesting.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
April 30th, 2007 5:19pm
Software isn't the interesting.
Permalink son of parnas 
April 30th, 2007 6:26pm
It's a pretty decent book... as long as you like abrupt endings.

"Gee, these guys are going nowhere fast, and my publisher is asking when my book will be done..."

But it is a good commentary on the state of the industry, and how it's really really really hard to deliver a product on time and on budget.  I lent my copy to one of the managers at work.
Permalink xampl 
April 30th, 2007 6:35pm
What about the history about everything in software?  And the way we are suddenly given a history lesson.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
April 30th, 2007 6:57pm
It's written for a general audience, so not everyone has had the experiences that we've had with the industry.

Actually, reading it was sort of depressing.
How *can* we do something different that will help us succeed if all these really smart people who GTD aren't able to do it, even with schedule pressures removed?
Permalink xampl 
May 1st, 2007 8:50am
> these really smart people

Because it's not just about being really smart. So if you get that, you can still succeed. It's the arrogance of IQ that stops people from seeing they aren't a force of nature that can create from will alone.
Permalink son of parnas 
May 1st, 2007 11:00am

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