Programming on Paper

From: Douglas Quebbeman <>
Date: Mon Jun 19 09:07:41 2000

> In the past I have tried to write code to paper and failed to do much with
> it. Outlines are about as far as I can go. I did this because I wanted to
> continue work or pass the time when I didn't have a machine in front of me
> (in high-school or waiting in the Doctor's office).

I guess it's what you become used to. Timesharing used to cost
beaucoups bucks, so you worked offline as much as possible.
That economic reality did engender a generation of higher-quality
software than we've seen since, though... I blame a lot of the
low-quality of current software on the program-by-the-seat-of-
your-pants method.

Received on Mon Jun 19 2000 - 09:07:41 BST

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