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Michael Kay wrote:
> I think that producing specs is much like producing software, or music.
> When individuals do it, primarily for intellectual satisfaction rather
> than to make money, then it comes out anywhere from brilliant to awful
> depending on the skills of the individual. And if it's awful then
> everyone ignores it.
> When corporations do it for commercial profit, then it comes out usable
> but mediocre.
Corporate defined specs can also be awful. But the problem is that the
corporations are loathe to ignore it after they've already sold it to
their customers as the solutions to all of their problems.