Here’s a snap of the peaches we bought from our local big-name supermarket:
“Ripen at home”. What’s that all about? I have to do some of the work here…and I’m still paying the same price. I don’t see any payback when I get to the checkout, what’s going on here? Does this mean I’ve bought a product that isn’t ready to use when I get it home?
Surely they should be cheaper? After all, they’re getting picked earlier, thus freeing up space on the peach tree for the next lot, thus…oh, I see, early release means earlier return on investment (and in this case earlier repeat growth). May be we software folks could learn something from this…
Incidentally, I’ve just realised what I’ve done here – I’ve provided some meaningful hints about this posting in the title (agile:rant) and in the categories (project management, rants)…this is exactly the conversation Korby and I had during TechEd 2005. Thoughts on classification, attribution, taxonomy, intelligent searching…coming soon.