RE: (data) medium is the message
At 17:21 01/05/2003 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote: >And I've argued for years that secretaries know more about office >information than anyone in the company, so I'm obviously coming from a >different perspective. No, you're not alone there Simon. > >Maybe Joe user can do top down > >development, but that means stepping back and understanding the big > >picture and that's not something that everyone can do. So I think for > >the next couple of years there's still going to be a need for Frank the > >IT guy, or at least Frank the consultant who helps you build some > >schema. > >For a long time, sure. But it's time to start exercising some >imagination and asking what else we can do. Trading pre-defined data is >boring, to put it mildly, and top-down development requires trusting the >top. If that job gets out of the 'Frank in IT' pair of hands I'll be impressed. GUI or nothing is my experience for those not in IT. >Frank the IT guy's job is safe. I'd just like to develop systems that >include people beyond Frank the IT guy, people who may not know a lot >about XSLT or C, but do know about the actual subject matter they're >working with. Great.... until someone misses out the closing quote on that attribute. Then its 'FRANK' where are you when I need you. and 'I won't trust you again' regards DaveP
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