Re: Today's article on UseIt.com
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Dan Blaker <blakerspam@...> wrote:
>Irrespective of my position of co- vs "no-" location, I have to
> 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..
disagree with this premise. I work remotely, but achieve co-location
via phone, IM, Yammer, and web-conferencing, e.g., Dimdim or
LiveMeeting. Email *is* a lousy vehicle for the quick back-and-forth
communication necessitated by the Agile process and, as such, is a
last resort. IOW, comparing a forum thread and real-time group
communication is, in my view, a bit specious.
> > 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.