[Sidefx-houdini-list] Clear market feedback with RFE

Lucio Flores dogboy_l at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 31 13:59:37 EST 2008


Agreed. When it comes to software, its important to know when to listen, and when to not listen. That's the difference between tv, and theater. The difference between pop and jazz. Or the difference between consumer and professional software. You can't risk diluting the concept just to get a greater market share. You see movies nowadays, market driven, made by committee and they all suck. 

----- Original Message ----
From: Ivan DeWolf <ivan at martian-labs.com>
To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 8:34:34 AM
Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Clear market feedback with RFE



Success 
in 
creating 
a 
good, 
innovative, 
useful 
product 
rarely 
comes 
from 
simply
following 
the 
advice 
of 
your 
customer.

a 
good 
quote 
from 
a 
successful 
innovator:
"What 
the 
customer 
demands 
is 
last 
year's 
model, 
cheaper. 
To 
find 
out 
what 
the
customer 
needs 
you 
have 
to 
understand 
what 
the 
customer 
is 
doing 
as 
well 
as 
he
understands 
it. 
Then 
you 
build 
what 
he 
needs 
and 
you 
educate 
him 
to 
the 
fact
that 
he 
needs 
it."

Many 
companies 
have 
gone 
under 
by 
delivering 
exactly 
what 
their 
customers 
were
requesting 
instead 
of 
what 
they 
actually 
needed; 
read 
"the 
innovators 
dilemma"
for 
a 
bit 
more 
about 
this.

Yes, 
RFE's 
are 
a 
fantastic 
idea 
to 
listen 
to, 
but 
they 
should 
never 
be 
relied 
on
to 
be 
a 
roadmap 
for 
future 
development. 
SESI 
is 
a 
very 
small 
company 
trying 
to
deliver 
useful 
tools 
to 
an 
underfunded 
industry 
with 
their 
skeleton 
staff. 
They
produce 
an 
awesome 
amount 
of 
tools 
given 
their 
constraints, 
I 
would 
hate 
to 
see
that 
hampered 
by 
them 
constantly 
chasing 
RFE's. 
RFE's 
really 
should 
be 
a 
source
of 
fresh 
ideas, 
not 
just 
a 
list 
of 
demands 
from 
customers.


-Ivan 
DeWolf

---------------------------------------------------------
"Perfection 
is 
achieved 
when 
nothing 
else 
can 
be 
removed"
-Yvon 
Chouinard
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