The Norm Classics by Michael Jantze

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  1. Mediatech

    Mediatech said, about 4 years ago

    Productivity is increased by the fact that IT won’t have to spend time training you how to use the program, or fixing the problems that you will inevitably make because you don’t understand how to use the program they failed to train you in how to use. Obviously.

  2. chairump

    chairump GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Those were the good ol’ days … Hey! You guys start coding and I’ll go ask the users what they need!

  3. Jnite

    Jnite said, about 4 years ago

    Typically it’s the other way around for me. They only want me to show them the minimum when I’m willing to show them more.

  4. comicnut4636

    comicnut4636 said, about 4 years ago

    I believe Microsoft has been doing that for some time now.

  5. georgelcsmith

    georgelcsmith said, about 4 years ago

    I started developing software in 1968, and my first priorities have always been meeting my user’s needs and keeping them happy. Unfortunately, some managers insist on getting between developers and users, This can lead to poor user manuals and a poorly designed user interface. Under those circumstances, users have an amazing ability to make things go wrong. Communication between developers and users is vital to the success of any software project.

  6. Kimberly Marley

    Kimberly Marley said, about 4 years ago

    It’ll save them time from fixing everything after “Hey, I wonder what this does.”

  7. mysticturner

    mysticturner said, about 4 years ago


    Hey! Another DP Geezer! (for you young ‘ens, it used to be called Data Processing). The first company I ever worked for hadn’t successfully completed a contract in its 10 year existence. Most ended up in lawsuits. In my two years there, I successfully completed 5. I did it by watching how the users did thier jobs, which lead to solutions that made thier lives easier, not harder.

    In my first internship, I was asked to make a small change to some report. In studying the thing, I realized a one line change to a sort would save the users some time. I didn’t realize it would cut 3 days a month down to 2 hours. Rookie green college kid on summer internship gets a party in his honor.

  8. Coffee-Turtle

    Coffee-Turtle said, about 4 years ago

    Just gray out all of the buttons except that one.

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