Everything's broken and nobody's upset - Scott Hanselman
Lucas Meadows stashed this in Rants
Here we are in 2012 in a world of open standards on an open network, with angle brackets and curly braces flying at gigabit speeds and it's all a mess. Everyone sucks, equally and completely.
One man's impotent struggle against the mood killer that is
shitty all software.
After tiring himself out a bit with vigorous ranting, he leaves the audience with a bold question: Can software companies collectively step up their game and do better?
I'm not sure I have the answer, but I do know one thing:
Software sucks by definition; it is ever-changeable, ever-evolvable.
If we knew exactly what we were building it would be hardware not software.
I made similar comments on a Pandawhale post loooooong ago here:
Microsoft and Open Source have trained software users to expect their software to suck.
It's all about reduced expectations.