SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] Call for Quotations
Re: [Sigia-l] Call for Quotations
From: javier velasco (lists_at_mantruc.com)
Date: Tue May 07 2002 - 15:45:48 EDT
I like these ones:
The architect observes the world
but trusts his inner vision.
He allows things to come and go.
His heart is open as the sky. (12)
The architect doesn't talk, she acts.
When this is done,
the team says, "Amazing:
[Scroll 17] we did it, all by ourselves!" (17)
When the process is lost, there is good practice.
When good practice is lost, there are rules.
When rules are lost, there is ritual.
Ritual is the beginning of chaos. (38)
The architect concerns himself
with the depth and not the surface,
with the fruit and not the flower. (38)
The architect allows things to happen.
She shapes events as they come.
She steps out of the way
and lets the design speak for itself. (45)
Those who know don't talk.
[Scroll 56] Those who talk don't know. (56)
The Tao of the Software Architect
by Lao-Tsu, as revisited by
Philippe Kruchten, Rational Fellow
[Download pdf version] (129 K)
This is a very liberal reading of Lao-Tsu's Tao Te Ching for the use of
software architects, based on various French and English translations.
The numbers refer to the original tablets, shown at right.
Although this document comes frome the realm of software architecture, I
see much of it applied to Information Architecture as well.
Content Management Symposium, Chicago O'Hare Marriott, June 28 - 30.
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