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"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com> wrote:
| From: Arjun Ray [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
|> "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com> wrote:
|>| Now why not turn that feature off given the disasters created
|>| by leaving it on?
|> Because the entire point of a non-feature is to have it turned on by
|> default. This maximizes the propagation of stupidity.
| It should be OFF by default.
Actually, it shouldn't be there at all. But this is not about shoulds.
It's about the circumstances of non-feature existing to begin with. No
one in his right mind is going to turn a non-feature on, which means the
effort to implement it will have been wasted unless it comes turned on by
It's called bullets-on-the-box marketing.
| That is one of those system designer decisions where the designer is
| wise in the ways of the culture and does the right thing in the best
| interest of the customer and the community at large.
What is the relevance of this to Redmondware?