On 2002.05.14, Steve Merrick <Steve.Merrick / anti-spam.Marconi.com> wrote:
> "Dossy" <dossy / panoptic.com> wrote in message
> news:20020512040028.GC25936 / panoptic.com...
> 
> > Software engineering is not an art, it is a science.
> 
> This isn't a statement of belief, it's an objective claim. If valid, it
> is true independent of the perceptions or conceptions of any individual
> human(s). Assuming this is correct, and I haven't misunderstood, please
> supply the objective justification for the correctness of your claim.
> 
> [I don't expect this will be possible. ;-) When I see *certainty*
> expressed, in almost any context, I hear alarm bells ringing....]
> 
> I think you have written down your own opinion, but mistakenly expressed
> it as fact. Am I right? ;-)

:-)

If it were art, it'd be called "software artistry" not "software
engineering."  Q.E.D.  ;-)

-- Dossy

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Dossy Shiobara                       mail: dossy / panoptic.com 
Panoptic Computer Network             web: http://www.panoptic.com/ 
  "He realized the fastest way to change is to laugh at your own
    folly -- then you can let go and quickly move on." (p. 70)