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6/5/2002 5:22:33 AM, Ronald Bourret <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Also expressed in The Mythical Man Month as, "Prepare to throw one
See also the "Second System Syndrome" in the Mythical Man Month:
"An architect's first work is apt to be spare and clean" Brooks wrote.
He knows he doesn't know what he's doing, so he does it carefully
and with great restraint." But once the first system is done,
the architect becomes overconfident, unaware of how much he still
doesn't know. The second system is usually overengineered, full of
unnecessary "frills and embellishments" - in short, a mess.
easier to Google for the quote than to find my copy of the book!]