I agree with you 100% here Leif. Even with the last sentence :) Scott Mildenberger > -----Original Message----- > From: Leif Svalgaard [mailto:email@example.com] > Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2001 10:49 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: Two persons per product" > > > From: Brad Jensen <email@example.com> > > Brad and Steve (and the many others that will jump on this > over the next few hours), I have heard all these arguments > before (pride of ownership, creativeness, etc) and they are > *precisely* what is wrong with our "profession". I'll compare > (some will say that I can't) programming a large system as > akin to producing the engineering blueprints of a major > building. In order that the blueprints be understandable > and hence useful now and 20 years from now, there is > very little room for "creativity" and "personal style". If > the original creator of a portion of the blueprint leaves > the project another engineer can and should be able > to complete the piece without having to start from > scratch. The pride in your work comes not from being > original but from executing your job in a professional > manner. This argument can go on and on and on. >
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