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Re: [SLUG] Paying Money for Quality
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Paying Money for Quality
- From: Malcolm V <farkit@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 14:48:51 +1000
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On Saturday 29 April 2006 13:49, telford@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> I've found a good practical example to demonstrate this...
> The answer is that these people (and there are a lot of them) don't want
> to pay that bit extra for a quality printer. Adding Postscript to a printer
> is very much like adding an automated regression test suit to your
> software. If you buy the same model of printer with Postscript, you don't
> get any extra printer, no extra dots per inch, no extra speed, no bigger
> paper stack, etc. You get exactly the same physical printer as the model
> without postscript. What you do get is better compatibility, better long
> term reliability (because you know it will work with anything you give it),
> less time wasted debugging problems, less headache, less heartache,
> less hair loss. ... but you gotta pay money for that ...
Printers on the brain?
You need to report to room 101 for retraining. Consumer electronics are bought
by consumers not customers. They have no needs beyond compatibility with the
current Microsoft OS release. If it doesn't work for them, it must be the
consumers fault (and they should be reported as a possible subversive too).
I don't think your example is really all that correct, so it's probably not
the best one to illustrate what you were trying to discuss about coding
Cheers from Minitrue,
To save a single life is better than to build a seven story pagoda.