An ISP of their own (was RE: [rescue] Being jobless)

vance at vance at
Sat Aug 2 09:39:33 CDT 2003

On Thu, 31 Jul 2003, Kevin Loch wrote:

> >    "(sometimes, more euphoniously, second-system syndrome) When one is
> >    designing the successor to a relatively small, elegant, and
> >    successful system, there is a tendency to become grandiose in one's
> >    success and design an elephantine feature-laden monstrosity. The term
> >    was first used by Fred Brooks in his classic The Mythical Man-Month:
> >    Essays on Software Engineering (Addison-Wesley, 1975; ISBN
> >    0-201-00650-2). It described the jump from a set of nice, simple
> >    operating systems on the IBM 70xx series to OS/360 on the 360 series.
> >    A similar effect can also happen in an evolving system; see Brooks's
> >    Law, creeping elegance, creeping featurism. See also Multics, OS/2,
> >    X, software bloat."
> See also: Mosaic -> Mozilla, and possibly IPV4 -> IPV6.

Were the first couple of Netscape releases that much more complicated than

Peace...  Sridhar

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