The software is wrong, not the people

Nice bit of perspective on software usability. I particularly like the comment, “No one feels passionate about SharePoint. But they do about WordPress.”

The Software is Wrong, Not the People | Joe Flood

It was a small moment at the WordPress DC Meetup. One of the creators of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg, was in town.

Comments on Google+:

Wayne: I’d love to buck the trend of saying “The computer is always right.” I like how having something open source allows us to act on and resolve our gripes so we don’t have to resign ourselves to the technology we depend on. After all, we are supposed to be the creators and therefore the masters, right? ;p (No matter how situations may actually play out. lol)

Regan: Definitely a refreshing perspective. After hearing David curse for about 5-7 hours straight trying to muddle through the quirks of the HTC software (he’d had a Pre for a couple years), I can definitely appreciate someone admitting that a program is wrong, not the user.

WordPress’ perspective on software usability: “The software is wrong, not the people.” http://joeflood.com/2011/07/13/the-software-is-wrong-not-the-people/ (via ma.tt)

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Note to self: Avoid naming a variable one letter off from a real word. Autocorrect can really mess up your documentation or email.

Note to self: Avoid naming a variable one letter off from a real word. Autocorrect can really mess up your documentation or email.

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Discussion on Google+:

Wayne: An SDK word-corrected you? Or was that a word processor? I personally hate it when SDKs like Visual Studio would autocomplete through Intellisense thinking you mean another variable.

Me: It was Lookout, autocorrecting an email I was writing about some code changes.

Wayne: lol “Look out! You’ve got a spelling error! Here let me get that for you. There! All better!” Yeah, I hate it when text editors get nosy.

I saw a license plate today that read, “I ♥ SPAM.”

I saw a license plate today that read, “I ♥ SPAM.”

I was a little surprised, but then I saw the “Made in Hawaii” plate holder and realized they were talking about the lunch meat.

*whew!*

Comments on Google+:

Brion: Look! It’s the guy that invented spam… let’s git ‘im!

Wayne: You take point and psych him out, I’ll take the rear and bump him. Maybe if he goes up to 88 we can knock him into timestream limbo!

I saw a license plate today that read, “I (heart) SPAM.” I was a little surprised, but then I saw the “Made in Hawaii” plate holder. *whew!*

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I’d been wondering how and when they planned on offering something similar to Facebook Pages…

I’d been wondering how and when they planned on offering something similar to Facebook Pages. IMO this and third-party apps (esp. games) are the two biggest missing features that Google+ will need to have in order to successfully challenge Facebook.

Google: Business Version of Google+ Is Coming | PCWorld Business

Google is telling IT executives to hold on, perhaps until later this year, as it prepares for for the rigors of business