in reply to Re^3: OT: Users and software - desktop and web user mindset differences
in thread OT: Users and software - desktop and web user mindset differences
Well yes and no. Perhaps I'm being a little vaque here but deliberately so. However, I refer to intranet applications purely because it allows you to make various assumptions about the user base, the method of access, the operating system and even the times of access (yes my company is that controlled).
I put it across in that manner to (hopefully) avoid arguments about generic sites with generic purposes - forums for example. If I were thinking of general internet apps then I'd be thinking of online tax forms, general internet banking etc.
These apps have hundreds of thousands of man hours behind them and millions of dollars, pounds (etc) invested in their development. Where I work anything that costs less than £10,000 isn't considered a project. However, that said anything under that value could be a 3 month project for me - a significant investment of my developer time.