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Peopleware Papers: Notes on the Human Side of Software, The by Larry L. Constantine

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Chapter 45. New Media

End-users, seated before their 19-inch monitors, may have no inkling of whether or not the software in use is object-oriented. We might even argue that, unless they read the details on the box in which the software was shipped or find some buried reference in the documentation, this matter of implementation technology is hardly of interest. So long as the system runs with reasonable efficiency and supports most of what users are trying to accomplish, their basic needs are being met. If it is relatively easy to learn and to remember how to use, users are well served.

On the other hand, if the technology of objects is to make good on its promises to streamline and simplify the process of design and development, if it truly enables ...

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