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"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com> wrote:
| From: Arjun Ray [mailto:aray@nyct.net]
|> "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.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?


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