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VNUnet: Settling for Style Over Substance

Jul 29, 2003, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Henning)

[ Thanks to MacroRodent for this link. ]

"Although I do in fact consider SCO's claims to be bogus, rather than discussing the details of the case I would like simply to point out two general areas of concern that it has highlighted for me.

"The first is that this tendency to put PR and marketing before quality of product--a sort of IT equivalent to New Labour's 'style over substance'--is not limited to Microsoft, and is alive and well in the commercial software world.

"That world seems driven by a mistaken premise that software has to 'keep up with' and 'fully utilise' the latest high-performance hardware. The logic here is upside down, and the result is bloatware filling so many hard disks..."

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