Any Publicity is Good Publicity?
The story goes something like this:
I had never heard of “Uncle Bob Martin” and his SOLID principles. I had heard of Joel Spolsky. Joel dissed Uncle Bob’s SOLID principles on his blog and on his Stack Overflow podcast. Both the blog and the podcast have a huge audience amongst geeks (and God help me, I am one).
Consequently, Uncle Bob featured on a later Stack Overflow podcast. Consequently, I found myself learning a little about the SOLID principles.
So, being dissed made Uncle Bob more famous.
Remember this when your software product gets a not-so-hot review.
(Feel free to add Oscar Wilde quotes as comments.)