I love this cartoon.
If you’ve worked in IT or web development for my than a month, I have no doubt that you have either hear or said the following words:
“That’s not a bug, that’s a feature”
I never use that phrase because I know that no one buys it… but still the phrase survives like a cockroach.
The top ten list I pull the cartoon from is pretty good too.
Thanks to Melissa for sharing this bit of funny with me.
10 thoughts on “Bug vs. Feature”
I actually used it once or twice, but it actually were features I was referring to ; )
For example, in a Warcraft 3 Mod I and a Friend was programming – actually, I was programming, he was Writing the Data – called “Battleships Crossfire”, he wanted barrels (you know, the container thingies) to be able to use cannons like a Battleship. I was asked a couple of times why we hadn’t fixed that bug yet that _barrels_ can shoot with machineguns, and since the second or third time all I keep replying is “that’s no bug. that’s a feature.”
I, personally, think its counter intuitive though. Barrels just don’t shoot >_<
uhh… those actuallys actually are bugs, not features :P
This particular drawing goes waaayyyy back. I remember seeing a version of it in the mid 1980s, when we tended to liken it to IBM’s standard approach to late-breaking bugs: document it and call it a feature!
That’s funny. I didn’t know it had so much history.
Which Microsoft inherited from IBM … and Google’s learning the in’s and out’s of it from Microsoft lol! =P
This picture is buggy:
Bugs do not have 8 legs, but 6.
Therefore – both feature and bug are not bugs :)
Hilarious, and very true.
Correct. In this case, those are not bugs nor features, but spiders.
I love this! I actually love your whole blog. The UI and interlaced coding comics reminds me of one of my favorite development books (Code Complete) lol! It’s a classic and canon for many programmers, including me. =) I love the theme!