An ISP of their own (was RE: [rescue] Being jobless)
kloch at gurunet.net
Thu Jul 31 14:54:13 CDT 2003
Jonathan C. Patschke 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.
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