> 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.