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

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I think it was Scientific American that had an article a couple years back
about the costs of ensuring that a sizeable hunk of software is bug-free.
The conclusion was that few users would really want to pay that much for
quality. You get what you're willing to pay for (terms of cost and

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maciejewski, Thomas [mailto:Thomas.Maciejewski@lehman.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 11:05 AM
> To: 'Jeff Lowery'
> Cc: 'xml-dev@lists.xml.org'
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Don't Let Architecture Astronauts Scare You
> Sometimes you don't want better ... there is a good enough. 
> That is why there are buicks, MacDonald's, and Microsoft ( 
> heh ... just
> kidding no flames please ). 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Lowery [mailto:jlowery@scenicsoft.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 2:00 PM
> To: 'Matt Gushee'; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Don't Let Architecture Astronauts Scare You
> > And the popularity of that moronic mantra "better, faster, cheaper"
> > hasn't helped. "Better" usually loses because it is hard to measure.
> As they say, "Quality is job #1, but schedule comes first."
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