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Re: yet another todo editing system

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: yet another todo editing system
Date: 08 Jun 2003 06:37:04 -0400

Joe Corneli <address@hidden> writes:

   Besides, I thought it worth mentioning what I've been working
   on!  I'd be more than happy to supply a more detailed analysis
   of how I think it might fit into Emacs.

certainly it is worth mentioning, anything is like that in
passing.  whether or not it is worth "selling" (which is the
process you are embarking on) is another question, one for which
you cannot reliably receive feedback from others especially if
they haven't seen the goods!  (here, "goods" includes comparison
of spiffy-new w/ plain-old-previous.)

back in my more entrepreneurial daze i saw a lot of this "will you
fund development of <hypothetical value proposition>?" happening
(between company founders and venture capitalists basically).  it
worked to a large extent in that context where the people w/ money
didn't really understand the technical realities (and only rarely
understood the social, political and market realities) of the
hypothesis, but has less traction in the free software world,
where at least you can be assured of some level of technical
competence (although let me be the first to serve as a glaring
counter example ;-).

so, although i was about to rail against gating one's actions w/
external motivators, i suppose it's not a bad way after all, and
will thus simplify my point to be: the sooner you get technical,
the less verbiage (like this post) you'll have to wade through and
discard to get to valuable feedback.  a variant of "just do it",
if you will.


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