Perl is Alive!
ti at lemonia.org
Mon Dec 8 20:09:16 GMT 2008
Obligatory Joel Spolsky quotation:
When uttered by a software developer, the term "marketing" simply
stands in for all that business stuff: everything they don't actually
understand about creating software and selling it.
This, actually, is not really what "marketing" means. Actually
Microsoft has pretty terrible marketing. Can you imagine those
dinosaur ads actually making someone want to buy Microsoft Office?
Software is a conversation, between the software developer and the
user. But for that conversation to happen requires a lot of work
beyond the software development. It takes marketing, yes, but also
sales, and public relations, and an office, and a network, and
infrastructure, and air conditioning in the office, and customer
service, and accounting, and a bunch of other support tasks...
On 8 Dec 2008, at 19:47, Kent Fredric wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 6:42 AM, Mike Whitaker <mike at altrion.org>
>> On 8 Dec 2008, at 04:25, bloke at perlbloke.com wrote:
>>> The future is with the youth, and the solution is simple, as Tony
>>> "Education, Education, Education!".
>> I beg to differ.
>> "Marketing, marketing, marketing."
> Which in my dictionary is:
> "Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit!".
> Wow, that's what ruby is doing.
> perl -e "print substr( \"edrgmaM SPA NOcomil.ic\\@tfrken\", \$_ * 3,
> 3 ) for ( 9,8,0,7,1,6,5,4,3,2 );
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