Monday, April 05, 2004

Luke Hohmann : In a paper published in 1968, Melvin Conway wrote:

" Organizations which design systems are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations. "

I like to extend Conway's law to talk not just about communication structures, but also about human need.

On Artima : Human-Oriented Architecture

And goes on to talk about the right granularity (always a good word for me) of components in software.

NB : Artima is getting to be a religion for me nowadays. It's just solid with interviews with major *thinkers* about programming and software design, describing their experience and ideas. A fantastic site.

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