Enterpisey is a quest for total flexibility?,#
? Hard problems and the Temple of Complexity : Pensieri di un lunatico minore:
"I call it the Temple of Complexity: a religion so ingrained in the IT industry that it has slipped from a conscious behavior to a subconscious assumption. We are programmed by the industry—and society to a lesser extent—to proclaim our littlest accomplishments as comparable to the great works of the world."
The complexity of a “solution” becomes asymptotic as you approach total flexibility.
A great post - read it all. I think that the quest for flexibility ( or more normally the absence of good requirements) is a problem; also the thinking about potential problems which have never actually occured; or if the did occcur it was a design error which is too hard to admit and fix......