Not heard this one before, but as an engineer in the s/w business it rings true.
“If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.”
– Weinberg’s Second Law
Via TCL via Rivets. Guessing Steve Weinberg, but I don’t know, must check.
(Gerry (Gerald) Weinberg apparently. Hat tip to Dermot and EDinCT for the comments)
And talking of software and engineering, after Napster and I-Tunes along came, no not YouTube, but the phonograph. Fascinating actually (Rivets never fails to find ’em)
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It Jerry Weinberg one of the best thinkers and writers on software (http://www.geraldmweinberg.com/)
Thanks for the info and the links Dermot.
Gerald Weinberg, actually
When did Weinberg write the Second Law?