[plt-scheme] you have a tough road ahead of you ; ; ; was Re: from hell to paradise

From: Grant Rettke (grettke at acm.org)
Date: Tue Feb 17 23:11:38 EST 2009

Hi Dan,

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 9:15 PM,  <danprager at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> There's a lot in this.  If you want to sell something effectively, you need to see things
> from your prospect's point of view.
> What's their "pain"?
> If they don't think clearly, don't realise this,  and don't perceive it as a problem, and you
> tell them that they have a problem are they going to:

I forgot to include the "pain" part of the story!

The pain is client-visible broken features, no unit tests, terrible
incomprehensible code, no answer for "why did you type this?", no
ability to visualize the problem or the solution, and no way for
senior and junior developers to interact since there is no common
ground. It has been very, very painful.

Not painful enough I guess?!

Best wishes,


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