We live, as we dream alone

Every now and then you will see blog entries which read along the lines of:

   "I think that product Y is the suckiest thing on the planet
    because every time I press the foo button everything
    chokes and I have to restart my PC"

Reading that causes an adjustment to my in-built impartiality-o-scope. 

Don't get me wrong, some things that fail to meet expectations really do suck, for example:

    Imagine that, when the next automatic computer update
    comes down the line it breaks something really stupid -
    ie: it forces you to restart Windows every time you press
    the Start button .  That just flat out sucks!  They should've
    tested that, somebody needs to get chewed-out for that.

On the other hand, what if product Y or the foo button are relatively new.  Does it NOT suck that pressing the new foo button causes you to restart your PC... hrmm, no, it still sucks but... rather than going down on the whole of product Y because the foo button is fundamentally broken, why not use this space of time as an opportunity to tell me something of the sense of wonderment that you felt as you were about to press that shiny new foo button for the first time.  Tell me what plans you had for it.  Tell me how you were about to use it.  Was it creative?  Was it new? 

I'm much more likely to get engaged with your blog writing if you can help me to live the software dream.

"We live, as we dream alone"
- Joseph Conrad (English novelist, 1857-1924)

"When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?""
- Sydney J. Harris
"Between the conception and the creation
between the emotion and the response
Falls the shadow"
- Joseph Conrad (English novelist, 1857-1924)

"It occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility"
- Joseph Conrad (English novelist, 1857-1924)

"I dream for a living"
- Steven Spielberg

Quotes found on http://en.thinkexist.com/



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