Hidden Assumptions


Sun Aug 31 21:19:00 -0700 2008

Changing things tends to shake out your hidden assumptions. Over time, any system - software, process, even social - starts to build cruft in its cracks. When the earthquake hits, a good system withstands it, because its assumptions are sound and well-tested. A poor system crumbles. Embrace the earthquake when it comes, and learn its lessons.