[OT] user-management bit of web apps

Greg McCarroll greg at mccarroll.org.uk
Thu Jan 31 14:57:50 GMT 2008

On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 02:37:24PM +0000, David Cantrell wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 11:52:15AM +0100, Zbigniew Lukasiak wrote:
> > So why people do reinvent the wheels?  For sure if they don't know
> > about the other wheels then they have no chance to use them - but
> > maybe there are other reasons?
> I reinvent wheels because I think I can come up with a better* one, or
> as an intellectual exercise, or because I'm being stupid.

On the last point, very often when people start out reinventing a wheel
they do so from a naive point of view. And it's probably only when they get
to the end of the invention that they can appreciate the edge 
cases/difficulties in which ever problem they were tackling.

Of course being human, they now may have some level of emotional attachment
making it harder to dump their newly created wheel.


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