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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 22:52

(This post courtesy of my discovering a store of unfinished, half-written blog posts hanging out on my hard drive.)

A fair while ago, I read The Mythical Man-month, a truly legendary tome in software engineering. While the maxims, rules, and expertise it contains are what make it a classic, I was astonished at the accuracy of the predictions that Brooks laid out in an out-of-the-way table near the back of the book: (p203, Fig 16.1)

Exciting Products:

Yes

  • Unix
  • APL
  • Pascal
  • Modula
  • Smalltalk
  • Fortran

No

  • Cobol
  • PL/1
  • Algol
  • MVS/370
  • MS-DOS

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