Re: [agile-usability] Insightful quote on Agile development
- On Sep 5, 2008, at 12:45 PM, Jeff Patton wrote:
> A friend of mine just sent this to me, and I thought this was terriblyYou've missed a lot of poetry.
> "Agile is to software development what poetry is to literature. It is
> very difficult to do well, very easy to do poorly, and most people
> don't understand why a good poem is good and a bad poem isn't. When
> you give college freshmen the option of either turning in an
> expository essay or writing a poem, the worst "writers" invariably
> choose to write a "poem" (and the results are predictable)."
> From this post in a tech writers group:
> I'm sad I've been so busy I haven't been able to pay attention to the
> traffic in this group. But to all of you who've been posting and
> listening in - thank you.
Some of it was pretty good. :)
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jeff Patton" <jpatton@...>
>Something tells me I've seen this quote applied to sex ... :)
> A friend of mine just sent this to me, and I thought this was terribly
> "... is very difficult to do well, very easy to do poorly,
> and most people don't understand why a good one is good and a
> bad one isn't. "