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>It did get me thinking about the marketing vs. engineering
>thing, though. Does anyone else feel pulled between the
>two? I feel like there is a war going on in my company.
>Is this normal for the software development process?
Absolutely! My experience is that Marketing's focus is "What
does the user need/want?" while Engineering's focus is
"What can we provide?".
The answers are always different.
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