June 3, 2004
@ 07:19 AM

I've been thinking a bit about false goals and software projects. Often decisions are made about the design of a technology or product early in the life of a software project that are based on certain assumptions about the software landscape. However in many cases these design principles lose relevancy as the project goes on but rarely are the original design principles of the project questioned. This leads to members of the project chasing goals that actually aren't beneficial to the product or to its customers and which in fact may be detrimental, these are false goals.  

Always remember to question everything.


Thursday, June 3, 2004 8:18:41 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Anything in particular bring this up?
Thursday, June 3, 2004 9:47:01 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Not really. It's just an overall pattern I've been noticing in lots of places from the Atom syndication format's overuse of the link element to various white elephant projects at work.
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