How can engineers not understand source-code control? (was: The Industry choice)

John Roth newsgroups at jhrothjr.com
Mon Jan 3 18:32:13 CET 2005


> In article <41d8417e$0$14596$ed2619ec at ptn-nntp-reader01.plus.net>,
> Mark Carter  <mcturra2000 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
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>>Don't start me! Dammit, too late ...

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>>Honestly, I thought (real) engineers were supposed to be clever.

You might want to read this:

http://alistair.cockburn.us/crystal/articles/teoseatsoecg/theendofsoftwareengineering.htm

His thesis is very simple: engineering took a wrong turn after
WW II, and the people who coined the term "software engineering"
didn't have a clue.

Of course, he puts it a bit more diplomatically, but he's
got the data to demonstrate that software engineering
is an oxymoron.

John Roth




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