My Ford Touch Thread - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace

Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Car Audio, SYNC, MyFord Touch & Electronics

Car Audio, SYNC, MyFord Touch & Electronics The Forum for the Ford Focus audiophiles. The place to chat about automobile sound systems, security systems, or show off your I.C.E.!
Sponsored By: GT Sound Control

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 06-10-2012, 10:33 PM   #11
Focus Enthusiast
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96686
Location: Milford, NH
What I Drive: 2012 Focus Titanium - TMB

Posts: 111
FF Reputation: 1 nhemti Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Originally Posted by CourtneyNYC View Post
>>> I know plenty of 23 year old recent software engineering grads who could write a much more stable and efficient system.

As do I. I am a Professor at Columbia University in New York City and see some of the finest and brightest in the world. My last computer project was done at M.I.T. and I delivered the keynote address with Bill Gates at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. I've seen the best of the best.

>>>It isn't fair to slight the younger folks in computer science and technology just because they are young.

That is an accurate statement . . .and never would I do so. It's a statement meant to convey the apparent lack of real world experience that is apparent in the design of the MFT system.

While intellectual firepower can be taught . . . experience in the design of visual assimilation systems, like aircraft panels, is greatly enhanced through experience . . the simple accumulation of time and plenty of screw ups (like the current iteration of the MFT) under your belt.

I am also hiring 600 new engineers over the next year for a company that will be going public and I am seeing some incredibly talented young engineers.

Thanks for the clarification.

I'm glad for you. Your statement still came across as slighting the younger crowd just for being young.

I think MFT shows signs of poor programming and a rushed product with piss poor project management. There is a reason the game design world hires people who have a single job of designing a UI and others who handle game mechanics. The problem with MFT is that the people who should be designing mechanics were designing a UI.

Alas, we are still stuck with what we have and will have to wait for Ford to fix it. That or you could have your best and brightest play with an APIM for a semester and see what they can pull off, I am sure it would only be an improvement. (That isn't sarcasm.)

FYI, I was simply interpreting a statement you made and you have clarified that your intention was to imply that a lack of experience was an issue, not young engineers just sucking. Simply clarifying that and not being a snob about it would have been sufficient.

nhemti is offline  
    Reply With Quote

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:06 PM.

Copyright 2002-2014 All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat