vic-k wrote:Ohhh! careful there, numpt!! Right now, Le D is probably pondering whether you mean top of your list of idiot, or your list of intellectual giants I wouldn't want t' get on the wrong side of him ... he looks a mean, vindictive dude.Jaysen wrote:You my good sir, are the TOP of my list... the TOP of the LIST!
The ambiguity should keep him busy long enough for me to escape!
xiamenese wrote:I'm afraid such stuck in their ways people abound and there's nothing that can be done about them. I have since thought I should have pointed out the error of his ways, but it is too late now, so I'm sorry.
That concept of "stuck" in a mode of thought/way of doing things is as prevalent here as it is anywhere else. I think the scrivenerati are just better at being gracious. Which, in my opinion, is a reflection on the headmaster's/captain's approach to maintaining order. Looking at the L&L team you quickly see the adage "birds of a feather flock together" as well as the common thought of "managers hire folks that think like the manager" played out (but KB has turned that latter one on its ear by hiring the BEST qualities of himself). The KB + staff approach of expecting us to show the same respect to each other as we are shown (even Vic-k and me!!!) has infected the forums and led to something approaching a harmony. Sure we all disagree and have our irritating traits, but we are all members of "the crew".
Which is where you see folks "stuck" in a mindset here. in several threads folks have accused the crew of being unable to see failings in the scrivener methods/UI/options/etc. Most of us have adapted our work methods to scrivener long ago and don't notice these. So we say "you don't need that" or "you need to think of it differently" or, in at least 4 cases, "this is not the software for you" (I know it's at least 4 because that's how many time I said it). Are we really any different than that person on the Nisus forum? I think we are just a bit nicer in our approach.
All that to state my opinion regarding KB's real success.
numpty wrote:The success of scrivener over that last 10 years is only 10% "code". 90% of what has made scrivener and Literature and Latte successful is KB's dedication to his personal approach to people, his hiring a team that furthers that approach in daily operations, and inspiring us to follow that example.
As I was reviewing this before posting, my wife read over my shoulder. She commented, "No one there knows how much you've changed in the last 10 years. Changed for the better. They've been your friends through it all." I think that makes my point about KB and his company better than everything else I've type.