via Top 12 Things That Destroy Developer Productivity – Hacker Noon
The only difference between a meeting and an interruption is that a meeting is a planned interruption, which makes it even worse. Developers can’t progress on a task if they know that they will have an interruption while working on it. So if they have a meeting in one or two hours, they will not be able to progress on anything, as most engineering tasks take more time.
via Things You Should Never Do, Part I – Joel on Software
Netscape 6.0 is finally going into its first public beta. There never was a version 5.0. The last major release, version 4.0, was released almost three years ago. Three years is an awfully long time in the Internet world. During this time, Netscape sat by, helplessly, as their market share plummeted.