Re: Instructions from Devs

Subject: Re: Instructions from Devs
From: Daniel Friedman <daniel -dot- friedman42 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Mike McCallister <mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:01:43 -0400

I love it. My favorite is when marketing decides that they need to put
"3-minute setup" on the packaging. This lead to a conversation where
someone said, "If it takes 3 minutes, it must be easy." To which I
responded, "What if it's the hardest 3 minutes of your life?"

On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 11:25 AM, Mike McCallister <
mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com> wrote:

> One of our developers sent this link to a blog post titled: "The more
> times you use the word "simply" in your instructions, the more I suspect
> you don't know what that word means":
>
> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2015/03/10/10598846.aspx
>
> Fave quote: "But this person lived in a world where dropping to a command
> prompt, running a magic command, extracting the right voodoo code from the
> cryptic output, running a second magic command, then editing a
> configuration file, and then running a third magic command for the changes
> to take effect is a perfectly simple operation."
>
>
> Mike McCallister
> Senior Document Architect
>
>
>
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