Issue No. 06 - November/December (1990 vol. 7)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/52.60587
<p>The author traces the US history of invention and technology transfer from the 1700s to the present and asks whether software development can stop being a process-centered cottage industry by the application of interchangeable parts technology. He maintains that a revolution is needed to accomplish this and outlines the steps of such a revolution. The author clarifies the meaning of object oriented, discusses the value rigidity trap, and provides a commercial example of the approach that he advocates.</p>
software industrial revolution; US history; invention; technology transfer; software development; process-centered cottage industry; interchangeable parts technology; object oriented; value rigidity; object-oriented programming; software engineering; technology transfer
B. J. Cox, "Planning the Software Industrial Revolution," in IEEE Software, vol. 7, no. , pp. 25-33, 1990.