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#33233 06/22/01 11:48 AM
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Many of us have reason to utter BOHICA! A word developed in IT land but applicable everywhere, especially by those who must do all the work when the Big Wig who takes all the credit comes up with another brilliant project. It is an acronym for Bend Over, Here It Comes Again.

You can learn other such terms at http://www.buzzwhack.com


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From their Wack of the Week, in a complete string of gibberish:
“…Architected..”
AAAAAARGHitected



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“…Architected..”

Without going into a long complicated defen(s,c)e, I believe it to be completely justifiable.


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but not justified.


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…architected… …not justified

It's a software term and relates to the way that software systems are made to relate to each other. It's jargon. If you can't stand the jargon stay out of the software lab.


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…architected…

It's jargon.

But like the good (and funny) people at BuzzWhack, I wonder what is wrong with "designed."


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stay out of the software lab

Indeed, Faldage, I ain't got no grumbles with the incomprehensible ravings of another speech community!

But this was a bloody PRESS RELEASE, for god's sake, designed to actually tell Jo Public something!

So what is wrong with 'designed'? - answer, it was written by a pretentious cretin with a pitiful command of the English language! [/rant]


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Architects command higher honorariums than mere designers, so in a press release,architected may suggest a basis for a high price.


#33241 06/22/01 03:26 PM
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in the best of all possible software worlds, architecture comes before design. often architecture is skipped, and what you end up with is the standard OS (cf. DOS® and UNIX™)


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As I understand, from talking about this issue with my boss (who is a software engineer with a degree in philosophy), is that design is something else entirely. It's like asking why you don't refer to what a bricklayer does as carpentry. And it isn't architects that architect, it's software engineers. There are different types of software engineers. Some code, some debug, some design and some architect.


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