The Single Software Problem
December 14, 2011
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OK, first let me say this starts from the assumption that software practices, in practice, are not getting better. That software implementation is more copy-and-paste, fragmented, duplicated, coupled, misunderstood and buggy than ever before. I don’t know if it’s true all over; it feels that way.
Though it’s an indirect route, the single cause of lower quality implementation is a demand for software that far exceeded the qualified supply.
To put it another way: if the NFL announced 5000 expansion teams tomorrow, there’d be a lot of new people playing a lot more football.
But it wouldn’t be very pretty.