A Stone Bell

Deep and Sonorous, or maybe just a Dull Thud?


I hate the term “Non-functional requirements” – I still believe that if it’s non-functional it doesn’t work. I understand that the term is used to gather up the performance, capacity and other aspects of a system, but it’s such a negative phrase. Also it tends to allow unquantifiable assertions such as “it has to be […]


You are my Client – They are your Customers. In an odd way,I’ve always been unhappy with the word “users” – someone once compared the way software providers use the word with the way drug dealers do. To me it implies a drug-addled dependency on the ‘system’, but I’d rather think of the ‘users’ as […]