Talk:Critical mass (software engineering)

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"critical mass" concept penetration/authority[edit]

Until coming across this article I'd not heard "critical mass" used in this way in reference to software. It doesn't seem that this is a widely accepted as the specific meaning of "critical mass" especially since it can be used in many ways, for example when achieving a "critical mass" of users.

This article seems to assert authority from a single blog post, and so IMO this article probably shouldn't be here.

- Catskul (talk) 17:31, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Added some stuff[edit]

I added the Causes + Avoidance areas + wrote up some stuff off the top of my head that seems to apply. Might have some spelling errors. David Ashley 07:45, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

As content it is great, but the style is nonencyclopedic, I think. So great stuff, but must be rewritten to a more encyclopedic form. Specially the avoidance-section. An encyclopedia should not tell the user what to do or even talk to user at all. So changing it to passive would obviously be the first step. --Easyas12c 12:51, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
Good points! Feel free to edit it or cut it mercelessly. I was just throwing some ideas out. David Ashley 16:54, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
I think this page has now enought content. So I changed the expert-request to a clean up-request for the tone. --Easyas12c 00:24, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

The definition used in computer sciense[edit]

While correcting the tone and cleaning up the article, sentence fixing one bug introduces one plus epsilon bugs was changed to fixing one bug can easily introduce several more bugs. The latter serves great as a loose explanation, but the earlier is the actual definition used in field of software engineering. I think the article should have it too. I'm just not sure how to add it again, and I still have not found a literal reference for the definition. --Easyas12c 10:02, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

While editing the article for tone, I was completely unable to find any reference to the "one plus epsilon" statement. If you can find me a reference or expert which explains that, I can easily edit it back in.--Mmason 14:03, 10 January 2006 (UTC)