Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I once worked with a construction crew that was trying to build software.

They were about as successful as a bunch of software engineers trying to build a house.


  1. What, you mean that people of experience and/or skill-sets built over time aren't just interchangeable widgets, to be deployed at the wave of wand, based on the latest one-quarter projection? That JIT is one thing in terms of product delivery, but another in terms of knowledge and skills delivery, much less maintenance thereof, in terms of a different environment and context that we're embracing now? (And perish the thought of knowledge and skill availability, much less deep and seasoned knowledge and skill availability, of the home-grown type--so to speak--should, God forbid, that ever be needed.)

    Oh, silly, silly you.


  2. Heh.

    That sounds like the voice of experience.


Grab an umbrella. Unleash hell. Your mileage may vary. Results not typical. If swelling continues past four hours, consult a physician.