Monday, August 10, 2009

Look at the man that you'd call uncle, having a heart attack round your ankles

I've been re-reading The Mythical Man-Month, still relevant after 34 years. One of the gems concerning the state of software documentation: "The trees are described, the bark and leaves are commented, but there is no map of the forest". This applies even more today than it did in the mid-70s when it was written.

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