Friday, February 15, 2008
Architects who love Gartner
By nature or nurture, architects fall into two camps regarding their general attitude towards abstractions: Believers and Non-Believers.
Believers tend to trust abstractions, and are comfortable working with abstractions without "opening them up". Non-Believers have a general mistrust of abstractions, as long as they don't know or can't get their hands on the details of a particular implementation.
Many non-technical IT executives are fans of abstractions in that humans fall short in summing up the world around us. Abstractions afford them lots of wiggle room. I wonder which side of the fence you reside?
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