Monday, June 14, 1999

Jun 14 1999

Note to self: Get more than 3.5 hours of sleep at night.

I’m having loads of fun with BeOS development (and no, I’m not being sarcastic). My Finance application is getting sorted out, and I think I can make a rather nice program out of it. The idea is to make a polite, flexible financial application that lets people keep track of accounts easily and automatically (checking accounts, savings accounts, bills). It will also focus on projecting your finances into the future, with budgets and projected spending.

I’ve been thinking about “polite” software recently. Basically, when a user says s/he wants “user-friendly” software, what s/he really wants is software as polite and easy-to-use as a concierge at a hotel. Here are my thoughts on the subject.

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