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To: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gopher] Re: Item Type Suggestions
From: "Jay Nemrow" <jnemrow@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 13:22:17 -0600
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx

All productive programming is Quick and Dirty.  Funny that you use
that Phrase, as QDOS (Quick and Dirty Operating System) was the basis
of MSDOS that stomped out competition quite effectively, simply
because it came to market first (at a good price-point), though it was
technically inferior in many ways.  If you ponder too much, consider
all the angles, you will be non-competitive and never get out a
product before the market is already saturated or has blown past you.

You can never do it right the first time.  It only gets closer to
"right" as you read your market and make changes to meet needs
(sometimes requiring a complete recoding of things you never
considered that were important).  Even though Gopher is not a
commercial product (sure sounds like some people are thinking along
these lines though - "We have GOT to do this right"), it might be a
desire that it meets the needs of a group of gopher-wranglers.  New
versions make that happen, as opposed to some mystical, perfect
"first-effort" implementation.

sounds like you had a lot of work incident to y2k.  If the originial
programmers had "gotten it right" initially, your job might not have
existed.  Perhaps we should be glad for unperfect things that require
our effort in order to get "better" or to "fix" things.


On 7/12/08, JumpJet Mailbox <jumpjetinfo@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thanks to the dilligent effort of countless untold computer specialists 
> (including myself) over a period of several years, our efforts were indeed 
> successful (but a royal pain none the less).
>  Fixing Gopher issues I'm afraid, won't generate quite the response from the 
> community, so we have GOT to do it right the first time... NO 
> "quick-and-dirty" programming!
> --- On Thu, 7/10/08, Avery M. <averym@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>  From: Avery M. <averym@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [gopher] Re: Item Type Suggestions
>  To: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Thursday, July 10, 2008, 4:44 PM
>  You mean the non-bug?
>  On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 4:34 PM, JumpJet Mailbox <jumpjetinfo@xxxxxxxxx>
>  wrote:
>  > Expediency is what always gets us into trouble.  Does anyone remember the
>  Y2K bug?

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