>Interesting, isn't it, that the more things change the more they stay the
>"History teaches us that man does not learn from history" - Santayana (sp?)
>"Freedom is slavery." George Orwell, 1984 (I think.)
>"Those who don't know the past are condemned to repeat it in the future." (I
>don't know who said this.)
Also Santayana, see Tom DeMarcos excellent book
"Why does software cost so much? And other puzzles of the information age."
>Well, it took disastrous collapses of bridges to get the field of civil
>engineering as an accepted and recognised profession with requirements of
>expertise for its practice. Perhaps this will help for software engineering,
>but I'm not going to hold my breath.