Technical writing/Specification/Exercise calculator gold Exercise Two

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Describe a calculator with every possible extra feature you can think of. Perhaps it should have a diamond case, solid platinum keyboard, and a self-contained nuclear generator...

This is called "gold plating".

  1. How does this affect the cost and schedule?
  2. Who is likely to attempt this kind of "gold plating"?
  3. How can you avoid "gold plating"?