SumoMarriage and ArchitectureAsRequirements...too many times to count unfortunately.
Great post Robert, very amusing!
Actual quote from an email I received from a product manager:
"I want to tell all our customers to go to it (site) on Monday next week. I especially want to make sure the forums work right. Can you test every feature you can find?"
Sorry Robert, I SERIOUSLY don't mean this to sound like I am picking on you or anything like that. It is just a social trend observation.
Don't you find it a funny thing about our present world that someone can use a phrase like: "I am not a big reader when it comes to books", and everyone understands the point and no-one suggests that the person who said it has phrased it incorrectly?
I wonder what the future will be like when we could possibly say something like, "I am not very big on thinking when it comes to writing programs." (or something)
Incientally, Thanks for the link!
"Not every solution was derived to address an obvious problem" - Me (quite recently indeed)
I don't like reading books, when I do it must be something really interesting. I find Antipatterns very interesting as they challange many of the norms that exist in the IT world (and others) but rarely get questioned.
I do read alot, I just find many books full of nothing, especially fiction. I prefer reading up white papers, media reports, forums etc.... I must just have a book phobia. I have always been like this, not sure if it is social trend.
What is worse is all this focus on Testing Tools, you might hear "I am not very big on thinking when it comes to testing".