Tsaona… kwete foo-foo ndapota.

tsaonaNezuro raive zuva rekutanga randakasvika kumba ndikasungwa kunze. Nhasi ndarovera. Kufanana nevazhinji, ini ndiri chisikwa chetsika. Sezvineiwo zvakakwana, tsika dzangu ndedzevhiki, kunyange zvakadaro. Kupera kwevhiki kwangu kunowanzo kuve kwakazara-kwakazara saka chero tsika yandaive muvhiki yapfuura, inowanzo kupera neMugovera manheru. Kana ndikanonoka kushanda neMuvhuro, ndinowanzononoka vhiki rese. Kana ndikashanda kunonoka Muvhuro… ndinoshanda kunonoka vhiki rese.

Iyi vhiki yekupedzisira ndakashanda vhiki rese. Tiri kuenda kunosunungurwa kubasa, uye ini ndanga ndichiita juggling asiri pasi pematanhatu epamberi mapurojekiti panguva imwe chete. Kuenzanisa kuita kunonakidza, asi ini ndinowanzo tora zvakanyanya ... uye ini ndinongoshanda nesimba uye nekuwedzera. Nezuro husiku zvakandibata uye ini ndakarara. Manheru ano, ndadonha. Ini ndakaburitswa kunze. Uye ini ndawana yangu 'vhiki remaitiro' kutanga kune yakaipa kutanga. Iye zvino ndichave ndakaneta pakarepo pandinosvika kumba ndichibva kubasa uye pamwe ndinowana ndiri kurara husiku hwega hwega pandinosvika kumba. Argh.

Padivi rakajeka, zvinoreva kuti ndiri kudiwa, gara chiri chinhu chakanaka! Padivi rakashata, ini handifarire kugara pabasa rangu. Ndine kunzwisisa kwakanakisa kwekununura kukwana vs. kuendesa. Ndinoda zvakakwana. Ndinovenga chete kuendesa… kunyangwe vatengi vangu vaisamboziva mutsauko. Kununura kazhinji zvinoreva kuti mwedzi gare gare ini ndinozviwana 'ndichiitazve' chimwe chinhu chandakaziva ndingadai ndakakwanisa kuita zvakakwana pakuendesa dai ndaiva nenguva yekuwedzera.

Kushambadzira neSoftware zvinowanzo fanika seizvi, zvakadaro, haufunge? Nguva dzakatarwa dzinoda kuurayiwa uye kazhinji dzinokanda kukwana. Karenda yacho inowanzo kuve yakakosha kupfuura mhedzisiro. Iko kudikanwa kwekuendesa kune kwakasimba kupfuura iko kudikanwa kwekuendesa zvakakwana. Kazhinji, ini ndinoona kuti vatengi vangangoda kupira maficha, mashandiro, uye aesthetics kuti vatore chimwe chinhu mumaoko avo nekukurumidza kwete gare gare. Uku kukanganisa kweAmerica here? Kumhanya, mhanya, mhanya… kuparara? Kana ndiko kukanganisa kwenyika?

Ini handisi kukurudzira 'kukambaira'. Kukambaira ndipo panotsanangurwa kupedzisa 'kukambaira' kusvikira usati wagona kupedzisa chirongwa. Ini ndinozvidza 'kukambaira'. Kunyangwe tisina kukambaira, zvinosvika sei kuti tisamboita kunge tine nguva yekuita zvakakwana?

KuSouth Bend Chokoreti Fekitori, ini ndinodha kofi yangu ne kwete foo-foo… Zvichireva kuti hapana kapu yechokoreti, hapana chikwapu kirimu, hapana cherry, hapana guruva rechokoreti kana kumwaya sirasi… kofi chete. Kwete foo-foo anondiwanira kofi yangu, pasina kumirira zvimwe zvinhu.

Ongorora: Kana usati wamboenda kune iyo MaSouth Bend Chokoreti Fekitori, uri kurasikirwa nenzvimbo yakanaka ine vashandi vakakura. Vane hunhu… kwete zvisina musoro drones. Uye kekutanga nguva yaunowana yakanaka mocha, ita shuwa kuti utore iyo foo-foo. Iko kurapa kwakanaka.

Kudzokera kunongedzo yangu… mafemu akaita Google, Flickr, 37 Zviratidzo uye kumwe kubudirira kwazvino kukanda iyo 'foo foo'. Ava vanhu vanovaka software yakanaka isina foo foo. Ivo vanovaka zvikumbiro zvinoita kuti basa riitwe, uye vanonamira chaizvo kuti hazviite zvinopfuura izvo. Zvinoshanda. Inoshanda nemazvo. Vamwe vanogona kufunga kuti haina 'kukwana' asi nekuti haina iyo foo-foo. Kubudirira kukuru uye mitengo yekurera inondiudza kuti izvi hazvisi zvechokwadi kune vazhinji, zvakadaro. Ivo vanongoda kuti iite basa - gadzirisa dambudziko! Ini ndinoona kubasa kwangu, kuti tinoshandisa nguva yakawanda pane iyo foo-foo.

Hameno kana ukapunzika usina foo foo.

Zvichida isu tinofanirwa kutanga kuronga kwedu kunonunurwa nenzira iyi kuti tikwanise kununura zvirinani uye nekukurumidza:

Foo-foo:Chii chatichaidaidza kuti? Zvichataridzika sei? Ndedzipi sarudzo dzese dzatinogona kuisa mariri? Chii chiri kukwikwidzana nesu? Chii chinodiwa nevatengi vedu? Tinofanira kuzviita riini?
Kwete foo-foo: Chii chichaita? Zvichaita sei? Mushandisi angatarisira kuti zviite sei? Chii chinodiwa nevashandisi vedu? Zvinotora nguva yakareba sei kuti zviitwe?

2 Comments

  1. 1

    Foo-foo, foo-foo…still trying to get a grasp of what this means in relation to software, as opposed to coffee. With coffee it seemed simple enough, as in foo-foo was all of the extraneous stuff that was not coffee persay. From your examples of firms that toss out the foo-foo, all web 2.0 it seems, their software seems based on ‘simplicity’, at least from a user standpoint, both functionally and aesthetically. I suppose wher I get a bit confused is where you ask foo-foo vs. no foo-foo questions, as I’m not sure whether some of these questions produce foo-foo or not in either catagory.

    What are we going to call it? Well, google, flickr and the names for the software designed by 37 signals all seem fairly catchy and important, and I think some time went into coming up with them. How is it going to look? Simple, clean, web 2.0…again some thought went into this for those companies, options…still foo-foo I think. What are our competitors doing, still important, if onlt in order to do the opposite, or at least not do what they are doing. What clients want is important…what clients think they want is not as important. When do we have to have it done, still important, especially in the internet software sphere.

    What is it going to do? How is it going to do it? No foo-foo here I think. How would a user expect it to do it? To me this could be either foo or non-foo. What do our users need? I think non-foo here. How long will it take to have it done. Ok so the second set of questions seems fairly non-foo to me. The first set is what confused me a bit.

    Perhaps the most important question to me is ‘Why is it needed?’

  2. 2

    Summae,

    You are on track with my point. The questions are very similar, but they all break down to exactly the question you asked… ‘Why is it needed?’

    I have a colleague and friend, Chris Bagott, who is fond of asking “What problem does it solve?”. The name of the app, the look, the options, the competition, the wants, the timing… all of those are paid attention to in the software world, but it’s never asked… “What problem does it solve?”

    We should be spending time on the right questions, rather than spending so much time answering the wrong ones!

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