Rationalize Away, Brother!

I saw this on Green
Hat Journal
:

Eric Raymond lambasted open-source
hackers for their pathetic user-interfaces: “This kind of fecklessness [in UI design]
is endemic in open-source land. And it’s what’s keeping Microsoft in business —
because by Goddess, they may write crappy insecure overpriced shoddy software, but
on this one issue their half-assed semi-competent best is an order of magnitude better
than we usually manage.”

One thing we (Microsoft) have on them (Eric Raymond and friends) is that we write
software people actually buy. Hell, in their case they find it hard to give it away.

I wonder how does the Mac fit into Eric’s rationalization. It can’t be the UI…


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Rationalize Away, Brother!