[plt-scheme] Re: Programming for non-programmers

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Sat Oct 16 21:13:17 EDT 2004

John Kozak wrote:

> Certainly - it was never my intention to say these communication
> foul-ups were peculiar to India, but to any overly-stratified culture,

Given the wide diversity of places across which these percentages
apply, then, I'm not sure I understand the point of your bringing it
up.  It is also interesting that other engineering disciplines don't
seem to have the same failure percentages, despite no clear ethnic

> which is why I quoted from "Scoop" (Evelyn Waugh 1938). "Up to a
> point, Lord Copper" is the closest to "no" that press baron's minions
> dare to go, with hilarious consequences.

Or "Very good, m'lord" of Wodehouse....

> > Moreover, as of last year, over 70% of the organizations world-wide
> > that had achieved CMM Level 5 were in India.
> I'd be more impressed by success stories, to be frank.  

I don't see the relevance of that.  My point was not to say India
produces better software.  I was just commenting on your statements
about the quality of software process.


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