lex at cc.gatech.edu
Sat Jun 23 17:52:22 UTC 2001
Jecel Assumpcao Jr <jecel at merlintec.com> wrote:>
> One reason is that we have been sidetracked into a dead end path:
You're citing an article where the guy says he can't make up his
mind.... Which track do you consider the dead end? :)
IMHO, the original Worse is Better presents a false dichotomy. There is
never a 100% solution to a problem, and instead you can spend more or
less time designing before you start building. No matter how much time
you spend designing, you are doomed to eventually have a design
This is not doom and gloom! Software in many environments is flexible,
so the problems can usually be fixed. What I'm really arguing is:
Software should stay alive, and should never be completely frozen.
Ah well. I'm not sure what impact these sweeping discussions have on
anything, but it's fun to muse about.
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