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helping you work faster September 10, 2009

Posted by That Guy in Experiences, Pictures, Seen Elsewhere.
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From “My Life in a Cube”:

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This comic spotlights two major problems with the making of changes:

1. “Real Quick”. People who don’t design websites or write code don’t realize how long a so-called “simple” change can take. It’s possible it could just be an adjustment to the CSS, but the real problem is when we’re asked to make changes to a site that’s based on a sliced image. Make one tiny change and we have to change everything. Literally. This has happened to me before.

This is why we tell you things will take a while: we want to manage your expectations. If you expect it to take two hours no matter what, you’ll be pleased when we’re done more quickly, and if it’s really going to take two hours, we’ve got all the time we need.

2. “I Can Wait Here”. Do you want us sitting behind you, looking over your shoulder? Didn’t think so. So GTFO and let us work. And thanks.

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1. modestypress - September 12, 2009

One of the main purposes of modern technology is to enable us to make mistakes faster and faster and to greater and greater catastrophic purposes.

This is the way the world ends…not with a bang, not with a whimper, but in a giant fluster of hurried, rushed bungling.


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