> From: "Bruce Hennessy" <[log in to unmask]>

> My point really was just that a common nomenclature is better than
> everyone having their only personal drawing methodology - it saves
> alot of time if we are all speaking the same language. For companies
> trying to make money off developers perhaps confusion and
> differences are better things, but I think there is a strong case
> for the opposite as well. With a common design language as a
> commodity, there is then much room for money to be made in tools to
> help automate software development processes... This is happening
> now with UML and the model driven architecture -
> http://www.omg.org/mda/.

Agreed  with all that, really.

At least with a common set of diagramming techniques and some semantic
background you have somewhere to start from.