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Re: Re: [ljc] Programmer Anarchy

From: Ben E.
Sent on: Monday, December 31, 2012 5:50 PM
Just remembered that I meant to followup to this.

Sleepyfox: I know that you didn't mean anything, but in general, I'd be careful about using expressions like: "With the greatest of respect", as they can sometimes have very negative connotations / be misconstrued.

As a humorous case in point I present the awesome Suzanne Moore on "What The English Say, and What They Really Mean": http://twitpic.com/7taqmy (although she didn't write it, it's just been floating around the Internet).

Happy New Year, everyone.

Ben



On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 3:39 PM, @sleepyfox <[address removed]> wrote:
With the greatest of respect Trish, if we apply your logic then we shouldn't be using the term 'Agile' anymore, or any computing term which is also a dictionary word but that has different shades of meaning (or wholly different meaning) when used in context of computing. 

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- George Bernard Shaw

Fox
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On 21 December[masked]:07, Trisha <[address removed]> wrote:
You are completely correct.  However, if you have to correctly define a term every time you start to speak about something, then you've picked the wrong term to represent your techniques.

However it might have been very deliberately picked to put off certain types of organisations.


On 21 December[masked]:56, Richard Conroy <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi Trisha,
    one thing to be careful of is the misuse of the term 'Anarchy'.

Contrary to popular opinion, anarchy does not mean 'chaos' or 'disorganisation', it means 'No Hierarchy'. Which is what is being touted here I think.

Hierarchy free development teams actually make a lot of sense when you examine the problems with traditional hierarchy:
- technical work done by people lower in the hierarchy
- decisions made by people higher in the hierarchy
- actively working on the code gives you the best perspective on what decisions need to be made
- perspective and authority is not unified within the one individual




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