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From the great DeHora: "gradual shifting of UI metaphors is one reason why AtomPub will replace WebDAV - even though WebDAV arguably addresses problems that AtomPub does not"
blog  post  BillDeHora  future  technology  web  UI  hci  atom  atompub  FS  FileSystem  model  metaphor  MentalModel 
may 2008 by rafaeldff
raganwald: Bricks
Here is my attempt to summarize an insightful and long article by Reg Braithwaite (one of his best, IMHO): Software Development Is Not Monotonic.
article  essay  blog  post  RegBraithwaite  ReginaldBraithwaite  raganwald  SE  software  engineering  development  process  project  management  estimation  staffing  people  pm  metaphor  analogy 
august 2007 by rafaeldff
What engineering has in common with manufacturing and why it matters - AC
Alistair Cockburn arguing for a different interpretation of the manufacturing metaphor relating to software development (the "products" are more like ideas/decisions than actual software)
paper  AlistairCockburn  SE  softwareengineering  engineering  manufacturing  metaphor  management  agile  projectmanagement  project  workflow  software  development  process 
february 2007 by rafaeldff
The Fishbowl: The Mac is a Harsh Mistress
Another series of operating systems analogies (Macs are like...), but a pretty good one at that
mac  Macintosh  Apple  Microsoft  Ms  OS  OperatingSystem  culture  fun  funny  humor  humour  metaphor  blog  post  CharlesMiller 
june 2006 by rafaeldff

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