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Re: [agile-usability] Insightful quote on Agile development

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  • Jared Spool
    ... You ve missed a lot of poetry. Some of it was pretty good. :) Jared
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 5, 2008
      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 terribly
      > insightful:
      >
      > "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:
      > http://www.techwr-l.com/archives/0809/techwhirl-0809-00080.html
      >
      > 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.

      You've missed a lot of poetry.

      Some of it was pretty good. :)

      Jared
    • aacockburn
      ... Something tells me I ve seen this quote applied to sex ... :) probably off-topic...
      Message 2 of 3 , Sep 5, 2008
        --- In agile-usability@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Patton" <jpatton@...>
        wrote:
        >
        > A friend of mine just sent this to me, and I thought this was terribly
        > insightful:
        >
        >
        > "... 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. "

        Something tells me I've seen this quote applied to sex ... :)

        probably off-topic...
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