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Re: [xml-dev] Build applications using the "simplicity stack"

Together with the constant churn of new systems, tools, methods, vocabularies, and industries supplanting, or at the least overlaying, the old ones, which may have been around only for a few years.  Force of habit is dangerous in an industry that values innovation above as the cardinal virtue.  My experience has more often been the need to continually adapt to new and unfamiliar tools.  As soon as I become comfortable with a set of tools, it is a pretty good sign they are on the way to being, if not obsolete, then unmarketable.


On 4/1/14 8:23 PM, Stephen Cameron wrote:
Explains a lot about the software industry I believe, the "force of habit".

On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 10:46 AM, Arjun Ray <arjun.ray@verizon.net> wrote:
On Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:03:06 +0100, Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@gmail.com>

| If you look at the industry the actuality of a simplicity stack for
| most is using (or being told to use) the subset of tools you already
| understand (appropriate or not) to solve every problem you encounter.

Actually, this is not at all facetious.  The impact and influence of
software one has become accustomed to, on habits, thought processes -
and ultimately, even design decisions - is vastly underestimated, as
is the propensity to follow paths of least resistance while believing,
quite sincerely, that one is better than that.

Even such a simple thing as, on selecting "Reply" or "Reply to all",
being presented with a newly opened blank line at the top of the edit

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