Fire and Ice: Human-Centered and Mechanistic Paradigms in Software Design
Derek KellyISBN: 0595205488;
Battling for the soul of software designers today are two incompatible philosophies. One philosophy, which dominates today’s industry, is absolutistic, hierarchical, mechanistic, a-temporal, abstract, atomistic, and centered on machines. The other philosophy is de-centralized, non-hierarchic, non-mechanical, temporal, concrete, organic, and human-centered. Which one will produce the software for your children and grandchildren?
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