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The developer’s conception of time

I realized today that for me there are only two time horizons. There is “same as forever,” which is any period of time that seems like more than enough to finish whatever I have to do before my deadline, and there’s “not enough time to finish,” which is any shorter amount of time.

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  1. Sometimes I think the manager’s conception of time is pretty much the reverse. Two weeks is long enough to migrate an app from Access 95 to Squeal Server, but you’d better allow nearly forever for choosing a new color scheme for the cafeteria.

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