settembre 2009 Blog Posts

The broken window theory

If a window in a building is broken and is left unrepaired, all the rest of the windows will soon be broken (…) one unrepaired broken window is a signal that no one cares, and so breaking more windows costs nothing (Wilson e Kelling, 1982).   Extract from The Pragmatic Programmer Copyright © 2000 Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.   While software development is immune from almost all physical laws, entropy hits us hard. Entropy is a term from physics that refers to the amount of "disorder" in a system. Unfortunately, the laws of thermodynamics guarantee that the entropy in the universe tends toward a...

posted @ mercoledì 2 settembre 2009 02:30 | Feedback (0)