• Subject: Re: Computerworld article - it's not just the box dummy!
  • From: "James W. Kilgore" <qappdsn@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 16:22:46 -0700
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.



ericadelong@pmsc.com wrote:

> Stan,
>
> I wasn't saying that there are _NO_ premium apps available. My experience 
>tells
> me, however, that most shops tend to flog the horse long after it's dead. Apps
> that should be rewritten or replaced are not because management wants to
> maximize ROI. As this software ages, it becomes more and more difficult to
> maintain. This is a cycle that eventually leads to dissatisfaction with the
> "System".
>

Eric,

It can be frustrating for those that care.  A couple of rules (works both for
computers and people) I was taught a while back: 1) Familiarity breeds 
contempt. 2)
Courage is the ability to let go of the familiar.

Now convince the holder of the development check book! ;-)

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