On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 01:15:09PM +0100, Michael G Schwern wrote:
>     "The general tendency is to over-design the second system, using all
>      the ideas and frills that were cautiously sidetracked on the first
>      one.  The result ... is a 'big pile'."
>             -- Fred Brooks Jr, "The Mythical Man-Month" p 55

This is, however, the sixth system. It's just that most of the people
doing the sidetracking haven't thought much about the first four.
Maybe even the first five.

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"If you do not wish your beer to be served without the traditional head,
please ask for a top-up". With the subtext: "Your traditional head will 
then exit via the traditional window. Arsehole".
    - Mark Dickerson

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