Subject: Re: impolitic statements (business model clues for the clueless
From: Steve Mallett <>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 22:10:34 -0300

On Thursday 18 October 2001 08:04, Norbert Bollow wrote:
> Steve Mallett <> wrote:
> > As an aside, I hate the _idea_ of paying someone to do a job
> > that I expect to be done correctly in the first place.
> I think developers cannot reasonably be _expected_ to produce
> reasonable docs until they're somehow getting paid for what they
> do.

I reserve all rights to changing my mind & correcting my own previous errrors 
or misinterpretations in speaking my mind:  'Expect' may have been too strong 
a word. "Should" isn't though.

Creating a _gift_ within a gift culture does have a last step.  In this case 
delivery.  For instance if I were to create a gift for you Norbert & had to 
ship it to you would it be reasonable that I put all the info on the package 
so it could be delivered?  How about if you opened it up & it was something 
you had no idea of what it was?  A note explaining it _should_ be inclosed. 

Detailed & long-toothed documentation of the gift, I'm not addressing.

Again, if I _expected_ it to be done I would bitch & moan that it wasn't.  
Which I'm clearly not doing.  It _should_ be done, so I'm helping to get it 
done.  blah, blah blah.
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