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Comment: what this really means (Score 1) 278

by goffster (#44903931) Attached to: Ballmer Admits Microsoft Whiffed Big-Time On Smartphones

"and expressed regret over his company's inability to capitalize on burgeoning interest in mobile devices"

should read

"and expressed regret over his inability to capitalize on burgeoning interest in mobile devices"

or perhaps even

"and expressed regret over his inability to capitalize on burgeoning interest in anything"

Comment: You never know... (Score 1) 356

by goffster (#44823801) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are 'Rock Star' Developers a Necessity?

You never know you ever needed a Rock Star developer
until you find out what they can do for you.

Frequently it boils down to cost. They find a way to do
something with half the resources, or they find a way to double
your throughput with the same resources.

Either way, the bigger the company, the more it means.

Machines certainly can solve problems, store information, correlate, and play games -- but not with pleasure. -- Leo Rosten

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