Brian Marick: Analogy Fest

Brian Marick: “Software people often use analogies to other fields as a way of thinking about their work. The most tired one is construction: building software is like building buildings, therefore it makes sense to talk of architects, and architecture, and models that function like blueprints, and careful division of labor, and so forth. [–––] Those analogies are so pervasive that they often go without question. At Analogy Fest, we’re going to [...] add more analogies. [...] our goal is not to assert that they’re true. Our goal is that they serve as a trigger for inspiration, a way for a bunch of bright people to have a focused brainstorm that leads to unexpected results.”

The above was posted to my personal weblog on March 10, 2003. My name is Peter Lindberg and I am a thirtysomething software developer and dad living in Stockholm, Sweden. Here, you’ll find posts in English and Swedish about whatever happens to interest me for the moment.


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