Re: GNOME personas

Hi Rodney,

The point I was trying to make was that this is how I proposed GNOME handle
the style guide issue back in 1998.  Havoc Pennington and the other
meatheads on the list at that time threw a fit over it, claiming that the
style guide should be formed by a friggin 50,000 person committee instead of
airing the ideas infront of a small control group that represented the user

In short, Pennington needs a crow bar and some vaseline rather than a
soapbox and a bullhorn.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rodney Dawes" <dobey free fr>
To: "Bowie J. Poag" <bpoag comcast net>
Cc: "Havoc Pennington" <hp redhat com>; <usability gnome org>;
<desktop-devel-list gnome org>
Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2002 9:41 PM
Subject: Re: GNOME personas

> On Sat, 2002-12-21 at 23:34, Bowie J. Poag wrote:
> > Um....and you needed a book to realize this is how things should be
> >
> >
> > > Anyhow, the end result if we do this will be to have mini-profiles of
> > > a few fictional people posted on And for every
> > > new feature we'll ask if it is good or bad for those people. For
> > > setting priorities, we'll ask how we can help those people most. etc.
> > > In short we'll have three concrete people in mind that we're writing
> > > GNOME for. Could give us a lot of focus and direction, and a more
> > > objective way to say which ideas are good and which are distractions.
> I think the Bowie J. Poag ideology would count as a distraction.
> --
> Rodney Dawes <dobey free fr>

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