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  • Ryan Platte
    ... Phlip, you posted the question, didn t you, just so you could post this answer? Fess up. -- Ryan Platte
    Message 1 of 47 , Oct 2, 2004
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      On Sat, 2 Oct 2004 07:27:33 -0700 (PDT), Phlip <phlipcpp@...> wrote:
      > a series of almost meaningless ^[]: characters,
      > interspersed with intention-revealing selectors.
      > Squinting at these symbols will reveal a Mandala
      > symbolizing the 7th Chakra of the nearest programmer
      > who is romantically involved, if any.

      Phlip, you posted the question, didn't you, just so you could post
      this answer? Fess up.

      --
      Ryan Platte
    • Steven Gordon
      ... From: greeni_63 [mailto:greeni_63@yahoo.com] Sent: Mon 10/4/2004 10:48 AM To: extremeprogramming@yahoogroups.com Cc: Subject: [XP] Re: What is our craft?
      Message 47 of 47 , Oct 4, 2004
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        -----Original Message-----
        From: greeni_63 [mailto:greeni_63@...]
        Sent: Mon 10/4/2004 10:48 AM
        To: extremeprogramming@yahoogroups.com
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        Subject: [XP] Re: What is our craft? Quality and Metrics

        <snip>

        I also recall that Gerry Weinberg said that the customer will rarely
        know what they want until after we give them what they asked for.

        <snip>

        David Greenfield




        To make matters even more unstable, most of our customers are trying to use what we provide them to satisfy their customers, who also will not know what they want until after our customer gives them what they asked for. And many of those customers are trying to use what our customer gives them to satisfy their customers, who also do not yet know what they want. And so on.


        Then add on the perturbations caused by competitors who try to convince any of the customers in this chain that what they offer is what they really want.



        No matter what we produce, we will have to be able to adapt it to these layers of market forces to be long term successes.



        Steven Gordon

        http://sf.asu.edu/





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