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Re: the obliterate discussion - why dumpfiltering is no valid workaround

From: patrick <Patrick.Wyss_at_mobilesolutions.ch>
Date: 2007-07-23 15:37:32 CEST

Toby Thain wrote:
>> i prefer having airbags in cars.
>> telling the people to drive carefully so no accidents will happen or
>> otherwise not drive at all just does not seem to be an adequate
>> solution :-]
> That makes no sense.
> Two things we know:
> 1. Mistakes happen.
> 2. Mistakes happen less with education.
> I don't see any analogy between 'obliterate' and airbags.

your first point was exactly what i was trying to say: mistakes happen.
educating the users normally helps, but accidents will still occur always
and forever.
adding airbags to cars or adding obliterate functions to VCSs will minimize
the damage when such an accident occurs. that was the analogy i was trying
to point out.

btw: calling users incompetent just because mistakes occur is neither
helpful nor adequate. lewis hamilton also crashed his formula one car. is he
a incompetent driver?
but i think that's going OT a bit...

i'd like to end the usefulness discussion and focus on trying to capture the
reqirements if that's ok.

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