Saturday, January 11, 2020

Another perspective on "engineering" in IT

Found a nice article about Margaret Hamilton, the lady who coined the term "software engineering".

Engineering—back in 1969 as well as here in 2020—carries a whole set of associated values with it, and one of the most important is the necessity of proofing for disaster before human usage. You don’t “fail fast” when building a bridge: You ensure the bridge works first.

Now be a good "networking engineer" and go and stretch another VLAN around the globe... ;)

Thanks to Ivan Pepelnjak (see source)

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