posted Apr 17, 2001

Don't Let Architecture Astronauts Scare You
Personal Commentary
4/17/2001; 8:47:49 PM

'When you go too far up, abstraction-wise, you run out of oxygen. Sometimes smart thinkers just don't know when to stop, and they create these absurd, all-encompassing, high-level pictures of the universe that are all good and fine, but don't actually mean anything at all.'

At the risk of matching this profile to a "T", I'd like to observe that this statement is true in more then just software engineering. Many philosophers are guilty of the same thing. I have to try my best to avoid it on this site.

(And for those of you who read this site and Hack the Planet's discussion boards as well, this was actually my point in this message I posted a couple of weeks ago: Too much "meta", too little groundwork. The conversation was literally becoming absurd.)

 

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