I agree with you 100% here Leif.  Even with the last sentence :)

Scott Mildenberger

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Leif Svalgaard [mailto:leif@attglobal.net]
> Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2001 10:49 PM
> To: midrange-l@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: Two persons per product"
> From: Brad Jensen <brad@elstore.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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