Although this idea is good in principle, will the business world really welcome 
For example, if it takes one man 4 minutes to run one mile, how long will it 
take two men?
Maybe the best approach would be one person creates the program, and one or 
more other people then perform a critique/walk-thru of that program.
Again if the business world is willing to accept this idea and increase in 
budget, or increase in man-time to produce the final "product".

>>> Scott Mildenberger <> 12/10/01 01:47PM >>>
I agree with you 100% here Leif.  Even with the last sentence :)

Scott Mildenberger

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Leif Svalgaard []
> Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2001 10:49 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Two persons per product"
> From: Brad Jensen <>
> 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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