>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.

        J. Schröer