Monday, November 15, 2010

Occupational hazards

Anyone in the computer software business will recognise this phenomenon, it feels like it takes just as much time to write software now as it did 20 years ago, maybe its just me or maybe people expect it to do more these days, although customer expectations tend to be universally unrealistic throughout history from what I can tell.

Its really difficult to explain to someone who doesn't understand what software is why it takes so much time and such deep concentration to create it; a good analogy might be writing books however I think even writing books might be easier, there's more leeway with a book at least i.e. books don't crash when you spell a word wrong.

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