On 2002.05.13, Steve Merrick <Steve.Merrick / anti-spam.Marconi.com> wrote:
> Dossy - I'm just using your comment as an opening for what I have to
> say. [I.e. this isn't a direct attack on what you wrote.] I hope that's
> OK with you? ;-)

You never need to apologize to me.  :-)

> Software design begins with a problem for which there is currently no
> acceptable solution available. The designer is required to *create* such
> a solution; creativity is an intrinsic part of design.

I think I did say that software _design_ is creative, while software
_engineering_ is prescriptive and formulaic which leaves little room
for creativity by intentionally constraining all important variables.

-- Dossy

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