Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Mooer's Law

No, not cows..

An information retrieval system will tend not to be used whenever it is more painful and troublesome for a customer to have information than for him not to have it.
Calvin Mooer - 1959

The single quote hardly does the topic justice. Should this be an obligatory test question for technology job candidates?

Here are a few links worth perusing
Mooer's Law: In and Out of Context
Mooer's Laws
Mooer's Law

Software Archeology Food: TRAC

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