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Month: October 2002 (Page 5 of 5)

The Death of the $1 Million Software Package

Prices for big corporate systems have come back down from the stratosphere, but that doesn’t mean you need to buy.

Back in the late 1990s, a software salesman could look you in the eye and say with a straight face that his company’s enterprise system would cost you $1 million.… Read the rest

Tyranny, design, emotion

The New Scientist interviews Don Norman, author of The Design of Everyday Things, about software and product design: “You don’t do good software design by committee. You do it best by having a dictator. … The person who’s done it best is Steve Jobs, and he’s well-known for being a tyrant.”… Read the rest

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