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Comment: Real estate agents don't work that way (Score 1) 496

by thoughtspace (#43426387) Attached to: Not Even Investors Know What Google Glass Is For

I know it is hard for geeks to understand; but technology is not always the best or fastest answer.

Real estate agents have a meeting before the open houses. They remember all the properties agency has for sale, and specially the ones they need to off-load. They need to know off the top of their head. A really important concept called preparation.

The brain is faster than technology - instant search which is what you need in front of a client. You can't replace street-smarts with technology.

Then again, geeks would make hopeless estate agents and sales people as they have no people skills.

Comment: It was ok, but not great (Score 5, Interesting) 89

by thoughtspace (#42368333) Attached to: Microsoft Kills Expression Suite — And Makes It Free, For Now

Used Expression suite to make a custom embedded system on a pretty large project. It was good to integrate photoshop files from the graphic designers and convert them to controls. The UI turns out looking really professional - none of those stock standard UI controls and all beautifully rendered.

The main problem with the suite was that, in practice, the design flow is really one-way. If there was a change to the UI, you pretty much had to re-import the graphics, re-select the graphic items and group them into controls again.

For the next product iteration, we went back to WPF mixed with Windows Forms for old or 3rd party controls.

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