Thursday, May 25, 2006

Best Practice?

Yeah yeah, it's been very quiet on the Bob front recently... I have an excuse though, it's only a week and a half to my wedding, so I've been a busy busy boy. Plus I've got the task of completely rewriting our development manual, so that's taking all of my creative juices. I'm running on empty.

But, when you get sent a link like this, you just have to share:


If you're anything like me, you'll absolutely hate the phrase 'Best Practice'. I cringe every time I hear it. It suggests to me that the speaker has stopped learning... "This is the best practice there could possibly be, so there's no point in trying to improve it". In addition it has the connotation that "This is the best practice for all situations, whatever it may be". Sorry, but that just doesn't work.

So anyway, a site that calls itself Fairly Good Practices was always going to pique my interest...

4 Comments:

At 25 May 2006 at 15:09, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completely agree with you ... but you know the world is full of mediocre people, only a few are brilliant. By having 'Best Practices' they put themselves into a box and they can't look outside of it.

 
At 26 May 2006 at 00:25, Blogger Phantom Nitpicker said...

"to peak my interest..."
I think that should be "to pique my interest".

 
At 26 May 2006 at 09:37, Blogger Rob Baillie said...

I stand corrected, said the man in the orthopedic shoes

 
At 9 September 2006 at 15:07, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think perhaps you meant "orthopaedic", Rob, eh?!

 

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