Re: Process Same As Methodology./Methods..?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bishop, Murray"
> You and David are in company with the third edition of TheMurray:
> New Elizabethan Reference Dictionary - "an up-to-date vocabulary
> of the language as spoken and written in the mid-twentieth
> century", which contains:
> method [F. methode, L. methodus, Gr. Methodos (METH, hodos, way)],
> n. Mode of procedure, way or order of doing; an orderly,
> systematic, or logical arrangement; orderliness, system; a system
> or the basis of a system of classification.
> methodology, n. (Log.) The branch of logic dealing with the methods
> of accurate thinking.
I was told those same definitions by Ed Berard circa 1989. Even back
then Ed was in disbelief of how abused the word "methodology" was
within the software context.
Clearly, we have been in some kind of "methodological"
"dark ages" that started sometime after the word started to be abused
in the software world almost 30 years ago -- starting with the
abuse of the word,