Thursday, June 25, 2009

Quick Updating

Another version of piecemeal went up (alpha v0.28), with some more font size fixes and workarounds, and for practical purposes some XP calculators (for minions and trickery). I thought I'd expand a little bit though on why updates are so frequent. (The post on Opportunity attacks still forthcoming)

In my personal opinion, one of the strengths of an electronic medium over print is the ease and cost of corrections. With print you simply can't (cost effectively) reprint the books and send them all out again. With electronic mediums the cost is virtually nil. If there is an error it can be fixed in moments and its no huge loss. Its wikipedia versus an actual print encyclopedia.

This has added benefits too, on the one hand showing something with flaws isn't something any e-artisan likes to do. But if you wait till something is perfect it'll likely never be done. I've seen a lot of very good projects that aren't being shown and used because they aren't quite right. Often they never get released, which is a shame because the public can work as a great beta tester, and even if they aren't..sometimes its good to let the early adopters have a run at things early on.

"The perfect is the enemy of the good." - Voltaire

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