Re: Today's article on UseIt.com
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Dan Blaker <blakerspam@...> wrote:
>This would only be true if such mistakes were not also common in
> This email thread is, itself, an argument against the supposed virtues
> of remote working. So many misunderstandings, misinterpretations and
> misidentifications in a single debate! Just imagine if we were trying
> to discuss the many alternative implementations for, eg, a web forum..
proximate communication, and if this forum were typical of the kind of
virtual collocation the OP espoused, neither of which is true.
If fact, it is quite common for people to have a conversation and go
back to their desks with significantly different understandings of the
And, virtual collocation would involve high-bandwidth, simultaneous
communication (i.e., conversations) rather than low-bandwidth,
asynchronous e-mail threads like this one.
> > There are other studies (I don't have the exact quote) that showthat
> > the difference between a top-notch developer and a run-of-the-millone
> > is a factor of 10 or so.http://forums.construx.com/blogs/stevemcc/archive/2008/03/27/productivit
> The back up for that is here :-
Thx James. I always assumed that this was indeed supported by actual
studies, but still had a small nagging doubt that it might be one of
those urban legends that start with "studies show that ...." ;-). This
is a good reference which eliminates that doubt.