So, for example (see below), rather than sending this to a friend, I'll post this. This morning a colleague and I were discussing the UI (user interface) of a crucial application that we support. It is made by Sun, Inc, a once highly-respected computer company that grew too big and ruined itself. Eventually everyone at the university will interact with this application. We've always hated it. We encounter stupid design errors and terrible UI bugs that take months to fix. We regularly say "what a piece of shit" when trying to wrangle it into some degree of usablity for our users. Today, I IM'ed "what a piece of shit" to a colleague while we discussed an egregious lack of flexibility she had encountered. She *simulteneously* IM'ed: "piece of shit with shit for grandparents."
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