Blog Posts from May, 2007

Lightning Talk on Emotions and Oracles

Monday, May 28th, 2007

I gave a lightning talk at STAR East on emotions and oracles. Oracles are the principles or mechanisms by which we recognize a problem. Jerry Weinberg has written a lot about the significance of emotions in our work, but I’m aware of few other people who address the matter so directly in the software business.

Over the last little while, I’ve begun to find that there’s an emotional component to finding bugs, and this talk is the result.

If you’ve got PowerPoint, download the PowerPoint version, load it up, and hit Shift-F5; it’ll clip along at a brisk pace automatically. If you don’t have PowerPoint, download this bundled presentation instead, and it’ll run automatically too.