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   RE: [xml-dev] Don't Let Architecture Astronauts Scare You

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this has to do with quality. 
I think demming or one of those quality people have a bunch to say about

what is a better hamburger McDonalds or the one at the sparks steak house in

One may be better but the McDonalds hamburger is known world wide.  It is
pretty consistent also.  When you go to a McDonalds you know what you are
getting for the most part. 

Which is designed better ??? 

depends whose perspective you are looking at it from.  Ray Crock has
benefited from the McDonalds burger 

people seem to purchase more McDonalds burgers 

I think it was designed just right
and probably close to the spec with reproducible results

-----Original Message-----
From: Dare Obasanjo [mailto:dareo@microsoft.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 11:56 AM
To: Elliotte Rusty Harold; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Don't Let Architecture Astronauts Scare You

A Buick is not better designed than a Mercedes unless your only criteria
for better design is cheaper.  

Reality's the only obstacle to happiness..       

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:elharo@metalab.unc.edu] 
> Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 5:27 AM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> If it's both cheaper and easier to drive, then I think the 
> Buick is better designed. This assumes the use case for both 
> cars are standard American highways and city roads and not 
> the Indy 500. The only other factor that might argue in favor 
> of the Mercedes design would be repair history and tendency 
> to break down, but ease of use is a real concern, and one all 
> too often overlooked in design.

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