Posted Jul 4, 2009 2:33 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
In reply to: dependencies
Parent article: Soft updates, hard problems
Hmm. "Too much function" sounds perfectly fine to me, but maybe it's just something I made up. I see the dictionary doesn't mention anything close to that meaning. It also doesn't cover other uses I'm sure I've heard around the engineering world, like "we're testing function this week and performance next week," or "is the patch just for maintainability, or does it affect function?"
And with "form follows function," I don't see how an implied "its" fits in there. I think an architect might well say, "I used to think just about form, but now I spend most of my time worrying about function."
But even if a certain feature of a device can't be considered a "piece of function," I can't see how it could be considered a "piece of functionality" either.
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