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Re: Re:feedback/features/new loopers...

Again, just to avoid any confusion, I am NOT bashing or disrespecting Bob
here. [Bob, if you are reading this, please don't take this 
just being my normal critical self and putting my thoughts into email, 
how much of  a tough crowd LD can be and how demanding they can be]

Believe me, I am on the verge of worshiping Bob based on what I know about
the LP1 thus far. And if I can figure out how to get the bucks, I'll be one
of the first to buy one of the units and use the hell out of it, and even
replace my EDPs if it does what I on them.  I am REALLY excited about this
unit. I'm merely conveying how I would have gone about collecting data for
development, that's all. Each person probably has their own approach for
getting this done, and many will likely lead to the same set of results.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kris Hartung" <khartung@cableone.net>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 9:39 AM
Subject: Re: Re:feedback/features/new loopers...

> Yes, I realize the obvious fact that LD is the best source of information
> what the most important features would be for a new looping unit, and 
> is what I was alluding to, but I was suggesting that this data mining
> with a formal process, and one that ends with a prioritization from a 
> portion of the members. I've been to the Looperlative forum too...it's a
> great start, and Bob has been amazing in responsding to questions,
> my own.
> It's probably too late to act on my suggestion, given that Bob already 
> the feature set locked for the release, but in hindsight, if I had been
> program manager for the development of the unit, I would have done what
> program manager in marketing would have done with the development of a 
> product, namely conducted a series of focus groups and use various data
> collection tools to understand what the most important features are to
> customers, and how they prioritize them. And then I would have shared 
> with them with a confidentiality agreement.
> Maybe Bob did this...I don't know. I'm sure he's talked to a lot of 
> and has been taking note of many discussision in LD regarding desireable
> features. I'm suggesting something more formal. I'm sure that in the end
> LP1 will be a superior unit, and I'm not trying to bash Bob or how he is
> going about developing this project. If anything, I'm recommending a
> that generally makes development easier. A formal process might make
> there more timely and cost effective. This is one way to address limited
> time from a developer.
> Kris
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> > >>>What would be nice is if Bob had someone create a web-based
> > survey of all the available features on the LP1, first release, along
> list of
> > possible features, and have us prioritize the entire list. In other
> > words, let the potential buyer define the feature set.<<<
> > It's already there... it's called Looper's Delight. Bob's been a
> > subscriber and poster here for years. his understanding of looping
> > requirements is pretty well tied in with the nature of discussions
> > here. the reason for having beta testers is to check whether the
> > software works and to have people try out all the stuff that loopers
> > are likely to want, most of it based on discussion on here. And also
> > to have people to interact with on the process rather than spending
> > all day every day fielding requests/complaints/demands from people
> > who aren't a committed part of the project. the LD community can be
> > pretty damn demanding when it comes to things like this, and Bob
> > clearly has a limited amount of time to field this stuff given that
> > it's just him (I don't work for Looperlative, I'm just doing the beta-
> > testing, and am an endorsing artist of the box) - I'm sure Bob would
> > have been answering all this himself, but he's off work on holiday at
> > the moment... ...which means that all of this stuff is my thoughts,
> > not official company policy. :o)
> >
> > Oh, and there is a looperlative forum if you want to post questions/
> > comments/ideas already. If you have some feature that would been the
> > deal breaker in you buying one, post it on the forum. I'm sure Bob
> > knows about it already from here, but it can't hurt. ;o)
> >
> > cheers,
> >
> > Steve
> > www.stevelawson.net - site
> > www.stevelawson.net/store/ - shop
> > http://steve.anthropiccollective.org - blog
> >
> >
> >
> >