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Comment on "The Wrong Way for the Right Reasons"
by Brock — Nov 17

It's not often that I disagree with you. I don't disagree with you here, either, but I can't tell whether you've misunderstood the criticism or have simply taken the criticism of Disco and used it as a launching pad for a discourse on design (which I have no problem with).

The criticism of Disco that I have read, and that I myself have, isn't that it has superfluous effects. It is that we perceive the presence of those effects to be intended to cover up the lack of features and need of the program itself, not to mention its various bugs, which shouldn't be discounted, considering burning programs by design have to be stable. Many in the Mac community fell all over themselves highlighting and praising Disco, largely because it looked good, and not because it "did" good, and any issues with the program were glossed over.

To sum up, I absolutely agree with you that good and creative design should always be encouraged. I love the effects and design of Disco. But it should not be encouraged at the expense of functionality or stability. My $0.02.
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