[TUHS] Were cron and at done at the same time? Or one before the other?

Niklas Karlsson nikke.karlsson at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 01:46:55 AEST 2020

Den ons 9 dec. 2020 kl 16:42 skrev Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com>:

> My point is that   "intelligent design" doesn't necessarily guarantee
> goodness or for that matter,complete logical thinking.
> My own take on this is what I call "Cole's Law"   *Simple economics
> always beats sophisticated architecture.*
> What you call *organic evolution* is what I think of what makes the *best
> economic sense* for the user and that is a function of the time scale and
> available resources at the time of creation/deployment.

Makes sense. Just consider Multics, or IBM's "Future System". "Intelligent
design" often becomes overambitious and elephantine.

That's not to say you don't want to put thought into your designs, but such
overambitious plans are a definite pitfall.

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