TEAM-ADA Archives

Team Ada: Ada Programming Language Advocacy


Options: Use Classic View

Use Proportional Font
Show HTML Part by Default
Condense Mail Headers

Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: "W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 13:51:23 -0500
Reply-To: "W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
Parts/Attachments: text/plain (21 lines)
> Say there are two products.
> One does everything you really need, is completely reliable, never crashes
> the system, and has a simple user interface.
> The other has lots of glitz and whistles in its user interface, crashes
> about three times a week, occasionally corrupts its own data, and has a
> dozen features that you don't need but might find a use for once a
> decade.
> What will guide the purchase decision of the majority?
> "Look at all the glitz and features."
> So we have consumers demanding, in effect, ever-fancier Yugos, and a
> market that has responded by producing pointless-feature-filled crapola.

So what will they buy if you can say, "Check this out: it has nearly the
same features as that, but it never crashes!"