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So now I've got some tools to unleash some pretty advanced AI chatbots into some online forums which could make for an interesting social experiment, both in terms of the bot learning and evolving and in terms of people's reactions to it, and I was talking to my hubby all like "which group of unsuspecting plebes do I deploy one to first?" and then realized that there's no group of people that doesn't suck in some way such that it would poison the bot which led to the larger conclusion that people in general are kinda not so great.
But also, as I discover now, they are a typical way for the management to blame the developers for wasting time and not even have delivered a simple product yet despite all the development time already spent!
Are you talking about specs that change in the middle of the development cycle? Any non-trivial change to a spec should be met with the statement that the schedule must be revisited. If management disagrees, any sensible jury will see it as justifiable GBH if you kick them in the groin with all your might.
Yes, that's what I am talking about.
Moving spec are treated with a "how come this doesn't do it already" question?!
It's not like there is a nice spec document, it's n house development and spec are "discovered" as we go...