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126007Re: [XP] Rose-Colored Code

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  • Michael Feathers
    Mar 6, 2007
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      Yeah, I understand now. Makes sense.

      William E Caputo wrote:

      >--- In extremeprogramming@yahoogroups.com, Michael Feathers
      ><mfeathers@...> wrote:
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      >>Could be.. but the article states that people percieve the owned things
      >>as better. Rose colored glasses may inhibit recognition of quality
      >>problems too.
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      >>
      >
      >No, that was my point: individual ownership increases the risk from
      >this sort of thing. If its my module, its my baby -- I won't see the
      >warts. With collective ownership, we can counter each-other's
      >emotional subjectivity better than if we each own one little bit of
      >the whole.
      >
      >IOW: What I took from the article was not the conclusion that
      >ownership == attachment == overlook-issues == good
      >(which may be true for pet adoption) but rather:
      >ownership == attachment == overlook-issues == bad
      >(for individual code ownership).
      >
      >Make sense?
      >
      >Best,
      >Bill
      >
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