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Stop Being Religious About Software Development

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More material read during my vacations. A parody on how we software developers (and the managers behind us) act not-very-rationally, being more religious than pragmatic, blindly following “experts” instead of being inquisitive and questioning.

A very good read: The best approach to software development. It reminded me of Pratchett‘s Small Gods: “The merest accident of microgeography had meant that the first man to hear the voice of Om, and who gave Om his view of humans, was a shepherd and not a goatherd. They have quite different ways of looking at the world, and the whole of history might have been different. For sheep are stupid, and have to be driven. But goats are intelligent, and need to be led.”

Be a Goat. Not a Sheep.

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August 28th, 2012 at 12:44 am

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