October 28, 2004
I would appreciate if all who reads this take a few minutes of your busy schedule to respond to the address below.

As programmers I feel that you are the most important group of people to consider when planning and developing an operating system. Given the resources (environment and tools), I feel that a programmer that truly cares about his/her craft can and will develop "quality" products that can keep their customers satisfied.

As end users of the products that other programmers are writing, I'm sure you have had moments when you were disappointed with those products. So to each of you I ask:

1) If in "your" perfect world, an operating system was able to provide you with everything you needed you do you job, what would it be providing?

2) How does your current fail in comparison to "your vision" of the perfect system?

3) How close to your vision would that system have to come in order for you to make the switch?

4) What you consider the "fair" market value for such a system?

5) What area of programming do you specialize in?

Please submit all responses to the following address:

char[] email() {
  char[] at = "@", dot = ".";
  char[] account = "acedwards", com = "ieee", dom = "org";
  return (account ~ at ~ com ~ dot ~ dom);
}

Thanks in advance,
Andrew Edwards
January 22, 2005
Did anyone ever answer this (via email)?

Seems very mysteryoous ...


"Tyro" <ridimz_at@yahoo.dot.com> wrote in message news:clrvqn$u0p$1@digitaldaemon.com...
>I would appreciate if all who reads this take a few minutes of your busy schedule to respond to the address below.
>
> As programmers I feel that you are the most important group of people to consider when planning and developing an operating system. Given the resources (environment and tools), I feel that a programmer that truly cares about his/her craft can and will develop "quality" products that can keep their customers satisfied.
>
> As end users of the products that other programmers are writing, I'm sure you have had moments when you were disappointed with those products. So to each of you I ask:
>
> 1) If in "your" perfect world, an operating system was able to provide you with everything you needed you do you job, what would it be providing?
>
> 2) How does your current fail in comparison to "your vision" of the perfect system?
>
> 3) How close to your vision would that system have to come in order for you to make the switch?
>
> 4) What you consider the "fair" market value for such a system?
>
> 5) What area of programming do you specialize in?
>
> Please submit all responses to the following address:
>
> char[] email() {
>   char[] at = "@", dot = ".";
>   char[] account = "acedwards", com = "ieee", dom = "org";
>   return (account ~ at ~ com ~ dot ~ dom);
> }
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Andrew Edwards


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