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New Blog Post: Comfort, Habits and Ruts in Software Development
« on: October 03, 2007, 01:11:25 pm »
Comfort, Habits and Ruts in Software Development
http://blog.slickedit.com/2007/10/comfort-habits-and-ruts-in-software-development/

Some years ago, I worked on software used by a separate department within the company. It was a great program, but it ran behind an ugly console interface. Myself and the other programmers proposed a windowed interface which made a world of difference to the program’s workflow. “It’s not going to happen,” said our manager. In less than thirty seconds, our great ideas fell to pieces. “They’ve used that console interface for 15 years now, it’s just the way it’s done here.”

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