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Jun 6

The Launch is Dead

cameronmoll: Kelly Sutton: Launches … are a poor representation of how great software today is built. It’s a holdover from the days of boxed software, where supply chains had to be managed and masters golded. The same that is true then is still true now: great software is the result of continuous refinement. The only […]

Feb 29

Complexity = FAIL!

The word ‘technology’ simply refers to machinery and equipment developed for a specific purpose. Some tools of technology are complicated, like atom smashers and the space shuttle. Most aren’t, like hammers and potato peelers. Somehow, ‘technology’ became synonymous with ‘computer’, and computers are highly complex and mystical machines that only the most intelligent among us can operate, right? Wrong.

The tools we use to communicate and manage our lives aren’t restricted to an elite coven of über-nerds or business people.

Or, at least, they shouldn’t be.

—Dave Caolo: “Complexity is a necessary byproduct of the modern age.” – Wrong
(via Cameron Hunt)

Feb 28

Allow vs. Enable

To me, software which enables customers to do something leaves them in charge, whereas software which allows assumes that the developer is in charge.

—Nick Bradbury: Allow vs. Enable