I couldn't agree more. You articulate this very well.
Economists assume that we (the people) behave
rationally. However, rational decisions require an
objective analysis and fundamental understanding of a
problem. There can be nothing objective about magic.
For many software development remains a black art -
magic. Therefore, rational behavior is (probably)
[Note the small "r" throughout this post :-)]
--- Ken Schwaber <ken.schwaber@...
We like to think that capitalism is always a good
thing and that the market
separates the wheat from the chaff. I'm not sure that
this is true in our
industry. I think that if XP and Scrum ever get
"marketed" and there is big
money in them, the jig is up and they will be
perverted like most good
ideas. I'm for them remaining ideas, not products.
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