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Re: [SLUG] Defining "Mainsteam"
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Defining "Mainsteam"
- From: Daniel Pittman <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2009 20:27:33 +1000
- Organization: I know I put it down here, somewhere.
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Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> <quote who="Ken Foskey">
>> Hmm discounts all my work. In one company a mere 2,000 employees got
>> to see it.
>> Hey if my software is used by tens of people but the results are seen
>> by millions does that count? Nope I guess not really.
>> I am wandering away depressed that I have squandered my life
>> programming meaningless applications...
> Not sure it makes too much sense to review your life's work on
> Daniel's very literal argumentation... :-)
Colour me bitter, but the standard that Robert set seems a touch
dismissive by placing a bar that almost no software every achieves.
Anyway, that aside, I would be interested in your answer to the question
about what level of use you consider a "real" deployment as opposed to
Your position is sensible and, clearly, reasoned, and I am interested to
better understand it; to that end I think that answer would help,
especially if you give the little details about why a simple number
isn't effective. ;)