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Subject[OT]: Brooks and the kernel wiki
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Alexander also makes a simple wrong assumption in his comparison of
software and hypertext documents: Software must be logically
consistent and its writers highly inter-co-ordinated or it simply
won't work; a rough and non-linear post-modern web-accessible document
has no such internal communication requirement. When you write a
screenplay like this, you get 3 academy award nominations; when you
write software like this, you get a cubicle in Redmond.

Oh, yes, I totally agree that it would be very nice to have tight
coherence throughout the document, but it is not strictly required.

Best regards.

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