touchy feely crap

Subject: touchy feely crap
From: "David Cooper" <david_cooper_consulting -at- sympatico -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 11:37:08 -0500

> "They are so obsessed with "shaping information" and other touchy feely
crap, that they can't produce valuable, insightful material."

Although the posting has a harsh tone and makes sweeping, undefended
generalizations, it does raise an interesting point. If writers don't use a
process that is as clearly defined and repeatable as software development
can be, the work appears to be unfocussed and "touchy-feely". If they _do_
use such a process, but can't explain it or defend any facet of it, things
are slightly better -- but still bad.

Of course, many software developers don't use a clearly defined and
repeatable process, either. But they build the product, so they often have
more wiggle room in the organization...

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