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May-June 2013 (vol. 30 no. 3)
pp. 16-17
On the one hand, we seek to build software-intensive systems that are innovative, elegant, and supremely useful. On the other hand, computing technology as a thing unto itself is not the place of enduring value, and therefore, as computing fills the spaces of our world, it becomes boring. And that's a very good and desirable thing. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/o8Ze4sVkBxE is an audio podcast of author Grady Booch reading his On Computing column, in which he discusses how the purpose of good software is to make the complex appear simple.
Index Terms:
Complexity theory,Software development,intentional computing,software,complexity,refactoring,human computer interaction
Citation:
Grady Booch, "In Defense of Boring," IEEE Software, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 16-17, May-June 2013, doi:10.1109/MS.2013.54
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