all little prototypes in separate places. very different effort than system
at what date would a working system be acceptable?
me: 10 or 20 years
him: 10 isn’t so far. 20 is
they use moldablity (instead of malleablility) because it’s more google-able
they aren’t defining what it is to allow all sorts, like blocks
they want to allow others to build prototypes on their platform so they aren’t prototypes
PX is focus on programmer. they are DX (develop-ment experience)
there should be no place between the end-user and programmer
spreadsheets have a hard black box boundary
they start with low level developer world and add user stuff, because developer has to deal with all details
“programming sprinkled on top”
always you need a thesis at any given time so you know where you are
why is it a “thesis defense”? people will try to attack and invalidate what you are saying. your work can defend a single statement with a verb inside.
thesis defines a territory and it has to be important enough for someone to attack it. the paper is just the army/evidence to fight for the statement. if the statement is too wide, stretch army too thin
needs to be clear, maybe contrarian
how do I give enough evidence to show the vision is attainable? the sharper the thesis, the better I will understand what is missing and how to test it
example of his thesis: systems are specific so the development must be (there is no other way) customized.