[Ads-l] New to me: "consumer-facing"

Geoffrey Steven Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Mon Oct 5 21:26:21 UTC 2015

I'm afraid those of us in the geek community are quite familiar with this term--it contrasts with the view of the control buttons and knobs on some piece of consumer--related software that the company (or university) software maintenance and design guys get to see.


Geoffrey S. Nathan
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But not to others:

What is customer-facing? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Customer-facing is an adjective that describes a hardware or a software
product, technology, or anything else that a business's customer deals with
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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