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Bikeshed [Feb. 6th, 2006|03:15 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I was explaining this to David earlier, but I'd forgotten the proper term:


Why Should I Care What Color the Bikeshed Is?
"The really, really short answer is that you should not. The somewhat longer answer is that just because you are capable of building a bikeshed does not mean you should stop others from building one just because you do not like the color they plan to paint it. This is a metaphor indicating that you need not argue about every little feature just because you know enough to do so. Some people have commented that the amount of noise generated by a change is inversely proportional to the complexity of the change."

From: (Anonymous)
2006-02-06 11:30 pm (UTC)
Good god. I knew that was a Kamp quote from some time back... but I hadn't realized someone had actually gone through the motions of registering bikeshed.com.

Too funny.
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[User Picture]From: mahlon
2006-02-06 11:54 pm (UTC)
cookie h8
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