October 2005 Entries
It turns out that the term “Waterfallian” has been in the lexicon for at least a year and a half, but that doesn't stop it from being a new and useful term. Maybe I can be know as, “the man who popularized the term Waterfallians”. Of course, before I let my ego get too far ahead of me, I should probably define what exactly a Waterfallian is. In short terms, a Waterfallian is someone who with great skill (and the best intentions) transforms any agile process into a high ceremony ......
http://www.memecentral.com/ Richard Brodie's name came up in an unexpected place recently and I ended up at his web site. "Welcome to Meme Central, the center of the world of memetics. Memes are contagious ideas, all competing for a share of our mind in a kind of Darwinian selection. As memes evolve, they become better and better at distracting and diverting us from whatever we'd really like to be doing with our lives. They are a kind of Drug of the Mind. Confused? Blame it on memes." All I can say ......
I found this article to be interesting
Earlier today, I had come across a quote that made me sit up and think.
“Software production is assumed to be a line function, but it is run like a staff function.” -- Paul Licker
Which had me asking the question, "what is the difference between line and staff".
The above article covers it pretty well.