>Quality/suckiness exists within a context; this in turn constrains
>the degree of acceptability. Development time and funding are part
>of the recognized context, and so is time-to-market pressure;

One of the other related things to consider is history. Continually developing a
product in the way that e.g. Microsoft does really depends on the base for the
product being reliable enough. If your base isn't reliable, how can you expect
any further development to be any better!


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