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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

QOTD: Functional Plateau

I have a theory that all software inevitably reaches a functional plateau from a user’s perspective long before its designers are done with it. Consequently they go on fiddling and tweaking when we are already fully satisfied. Applies to MMOs, too.
~Bhagpuss, commenting on TAGN.
I have seen this phenomenon myself, over and over again. I believe it may apply to other, more durable, products, as well. But the relative ease of changing software means it happens faster in that industry.
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