On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 1:42 PM, JDG <ghil...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Why wouldn't said developer partners have updated their code 2 weeks ago
> when this was announced?

Three reasons.

A. Irresponsibility. Paying no attention to anything, they have no
clue this is happening and indeed will not even find out what's going
on until after it happens.

B. Laziness. Knowing it is easier to fix something that has broken
than predict where something is going to break, they voluntarily
decided to let their application break and fix it then.

C. Discipline. Having already fixed everything they thought was going
to break, they are standing by to make sure they didn't miss anything.

Contrary to popular belief, option B is not necessarily bad. We'd all
prefer option C, and option A is clearly the Wrong Thing, but option B
is actually a smart response to some business conditions.

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