Lazy Buggers

I have nothing but contempt for lazy programmers who ask users to key a phone number, without providing a framework to guide them to the desired format, without even providing a prompt, then complaining that they guessed the format incorrectly. It is trivial for the program to strip out all but the digits then insert whatever punctuation you want. It is rude to ask people to key 11 digits without any breaks. Long strings of digits are hard to proofread. That’s why we have commas every three digits in numbers.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)