Not Invented Here comic strip for 9/23/2009
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's such a fine line. Put too much detail into a spec and you gets accused of telling the programmers how to do their job. Put in too little and they deflate your wading pool.

Transcription

Desmond: I have a question about your spec.
Owen: Shoot!

Desmond: It's about section seven.

Owen: Desmond, my spec documents every facet of this product exhaustively. You'll need to be more specific.

Desmond: It's blank.
Owen (leaving to go swimming): I left the details of the implementation up to you.