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> Am I the only one that really hates the carpenter analogy?

Apparently not, but the analogy is completely valid for what is being compared. A chair is designed for a specific purpose, so imagine if it kept changing in ways which were out of your control and either unrelated to, or made it less fit for, that purpose.

The problem I have is with how the article is using the term 'finished' to mean 'functionally complete', which is causing unnecessary confusion. Porting to new platforms and fixing security issues should not alter how functionally complete an app is, only address problems which either interfere with that purpose, or with the purpose of other apps running on the same system.

Even then, the article still isn't about functional completeness, but feature creep, and perhaps in the process the dangers of not using the right words for what you mean.




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