Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Lines Of Code

Wiki: Lines Of Code

"Measuring software productivity by lines of code
is like measuring progress on an airplane by how much it weighs."
- Bill Gates

Why Bill Gates is Richer than You
by Philip Greenspun, a professor at MIT

Better-ness vs. Busy-ness

Economics for Humans - HBR IdeaCast - Harvard Business Review

An interesting book and podcast interview
about motivations and business results.
The observation is that current business processes are optimized
for producing more stuff, not more of relevant values for people.

"Economics, and indeed human civilization,
can only be measured and calibrated in terms of human beings.
Everything in economics has to be adjusted for people, first,
and abandoning the illusory numerical analyses that inevitably put
numbers ahead of people, capitalism ahead of democracy,
and degradation ahead of compassion. "