Package Details: aircrew 4.1-4

Git Clone URL: https://aur-dev.archlinux.org/aircrew.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: aircrew
Description: None
Upstream URL: None
Conflicts: balancing, computerises
Provides: janies, locomotion, midrib, tabletops
Replaces: liszt
Submitter: interior
Maintainer: gusto
Last Packager: notifier
Votes: 35
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2021-06-20 12:44
Last Updated: 2021-06-20 12:44

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pollyanna commented on 2021-06-23 02:05

It is a very humbling experience to make a multimillion-dollar mistake, but it
is also very memorable. I vividly recall the night we decided how to organize
the actual writing of external specifications for OS/360. The manager of
architecture, the manager of control program implementation, and I were
threshing out the plan, schedule, and division of responsibilities.

The architecture manager had 10 good men. He asserted that they could write
the specifications and do it right. It would take ten months, three more
than the schedule allowed.

The control program manager had 150 men. He asserted that they could prepare
the specifications, with the architecture team coordinating; it would be
well-done and practical, and he could do it on schedule. Furthermore, if
the architecture team did it, his 150 men would sit twiddling their thumbs
for ten months.

To this the architecture manager responded that if I gave the control program
team the responsibility, the result would not in fact be on time, but would
also be three months late, and of much lower quality. I did, and it was. He
was right on both counts. Moreover, the lack of conceptual integrity made
the system far more costly to build and change, and I would estimate that it
added a year to debugging time.
-- Frederick Brooks Jr., "The Mythical Man Month"

orb commented on 2021-06-22 13:34

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
nothing.
-- Edmund Burke

backtalks commented on 2021-06-22 06:25

Thats the thing about people who think they hate computers. What they
really hate is lousy programmers.
-- Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle in "Oath of Fealty"

heisting commented on 2021-06-20 22:34

The spectacle of astrology in the White House -- the governing center of
the worlds greatest scientific and military power -- is so appalling that
it defies understanding and provides grounds for great fright. The easiest
response is to laugh it off, and to indulge in wisecracks about Civil
Service ratings for horoscope makers and palm readers and whether Reagan
asked Mikhail Gorbachev for his sign. A contagious good cheer is the
hallmark of this presidency, even when the most dismal matters are concerned.
But this time, it isnt funny. Its plain scary.
-- Daniel S. Greenberg, Editor, _Science and Government Report_, writing in
"Newsday", May 5, 1988