Friday, February 15, 2008


Architects who love Gartner

This posting isn't really about Gartner but is about Architects in Fortune enterprises who get giddy upon receipt of the latest industry analyst research...

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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