RE: Most annoying word

Subject: RE: Most annoying word
From: "Evans, Diane L (Rosetta)" <diane_evans -at- merck -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 10:28:57 -0500

I used to work in a dot-com. The manager would often talk about
"productizing" our software.

Here are the definitions I came up with for the steps to productization:

Thoughtware -- One developer thinks about the software
Vaporware -- A screenshot of the potential software exists in Photoshop.
Development -- A long period of time when the software is being worked on
Testing -- Another long period of time which ends the day before the rollout
Productized -- It's on the market and at least one person has bought it.

Another cute dot-com story: My nephew worked for a dot-com that spent it's
Venture Capitalist millions to develop some software. Only one sale was
ever made, for the grand total of $24.27. When the business went down in
flames, someone made t-shirts for all the employees that read "$24.27."

Diane Evans
Requirements Analyst
Rosetta Inpharmatics

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