Silk purse, sow's ear

Brian Jepson's riff on "xcopy deployment" made me laugh out loud:

Ken Bereskin talks about my favorite feature in Jaguar. The Archive Install always tickles me, since it saves a lot of time. Could Microsoft ever come close to something like this? Probably not, because user stuff is still half in the registry, half on the hard drive. Plus, Microsoft is still working on what they call "xcopy deployment," something that we call "dragging shit from a disk image to your Applications folder and having it just work." [ Brian Jepson's Radio Weblog ]

You've got to give MS credit. They listen, they learn, they adjust. But yeah, when they started talking about "xcopy deployment" as a hot new feature of .NET, it was hard to keep a straight face.

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