From: albartell

I hope you're not implying that this is a NEW knowledge set, Aaron.

New to the IT industry? C'mon Joe, give me more credit than that :-) Of
course maybe I don't deserve it given I wasn't alive back then ;-)

OWWW! SHOT TO THE CORE!

That's as bad as the pleasant young lady who gave me my eye exam and
explained that I needed both contacts and reading glasses by saying, "Oh
sir, at your age this is going to happen."

Not sure whether the "sir" or the "at your age" hurt more...


The flip side is that this concept will be new to each person, and thus
they
will have to either learn it from the ground up or have somebody train
them
in the concepts. I have learned it mostly out of a couple project's
necessities vs. being well trained in the subject matter - though I would
love to read a book about the specific topic!

Yeah, I'm getting close to the core concepts needed for a book on
multi-platform development.


On a final note, I agree of your assessments of programmer personalities.
Interesting how social aspects can make or break a good design, or rather,
keep a good design from coming into existence. I must admit that every
once
in awhile I have to shed technical arrogance and make sure I am being
objective - which is what I am trying to do with this thread by addressing
particular points of potential failure so we can all learn about best
approaches to GUI front-ends for the i5.

Urgh. As my rantings on the list prove, it's obvious that I basically have
to struggle with my ego on a daily basis just to get work done <grin>. But
I hope that in this advanced stage of my life that I'm able to buck the odds
and become more rather than less teachable <smile>.

Joe


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