August 31st, 2004 • 6:08 am
It’s mildly interesting, but, like most discussions of this kind, it doesn’t really help, because it doesn’t deal with specifics. With Word, the devil is in the details. The blog you are reading here contains many entries about specific issues in Word that have been with us for years and that Microsoft has yet to address. And I am adding more every week.
What we really need to see from Microsoft is not things like Rick’s blog (which rarely deals with specific issues), but an evolution of the software itself that indicates that Microsoft is finally paying attention to the many details that are wrong — and not just a few of them.
What we need is a real software development cycle where fixing bugs and correcting details (for free) is just as important as adding new features (and making users pay for them).
Until this happens, Word will remain a frustrating and expensive beast.