Publisher: ivencia.com 2010
We have forgotten the original promise of software technology. It was meant to make our lives easier. This book is about how individuals can take the lead in realigning our development efforts to that promise. In doing so, we shall in turn take our lead from the practice of Architecture, when Architects formed themselves into organizations determined to combat the problem of buildings falling on people's heads.
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