[ZDP] BackTalk to Document The Zope Book (2.5 Edition)/Introducing Zope

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Tue, 17 Sep 2002 15:50:32 -0400

A comment to the paragraph below was recently added via http://www.zope.org/Documentation/Books/ZopeBook/current/IntroducingZope.stx#2-24


    Zope is a platform upon which Site Developers create services to be
    turned over to Site Designers and Business Users, and Component
    Developers distribute new products and services for Zope users world

      % Anonymous User - Sep. 17, 2002 3:50 pm:
       Well, you zope guys sure like to make enumerations of roles and (unconnected) pieces.
       There is a pipeline of content (=text/grafik) from creation to the consumer, all right.
       And there is a editing machinery where content gets processed,
       the machinery for that being developed and managed.
       - *Consumers* = content consumers = unauthorised end user = viewer = (newspaper) reader
       - *Business Users* the content creator/maintainer = authorised editor
       - *Site Developers* create the editing machinery
       - *Site Designers* work hand in hand with Site Developers and make it pretty for editors and consumers.
       - *Admins* keep the machine running
       - *Information Architects* have the big money bags to boss around, but what is their connection to Zope and
       the remaining staff?
       - *Component Developers* do what? Isn't software just content=text=bits?
       And what exactly is a service and a product?
       These are far too foggy abstract marketing words for me.