In my early corporate days, I was a gerbil in the cage of the software development and release cycle, the timing of which was usually centered around trade shows like DAC (Design Automation Conference). In between shows, we'd gather requests from our customers and add those features to the software, along with other stuff we thought would be cool, hopefully in time to make a big announcement at the next major show. Then we'd take our barely released bug-filled code and go present it at the show and pray that nobody asked us to do anything outside of the demo. Otherwise, there'd be no telling what the code might do. Explode and eat the computer. Or something.
Mr. Cantor said he had studied Mr. Gingrich’s years in power and had been in regular touch with him as he sought to help his party find the right tone and message. Indeed, one of Mr. Gingrich’s leading victories in unifying his caucus against Mr. Clinton’s package of tax increases to balance the budget in 1993 has been echoed in the events of the last few weeks.