If you have reasons to believe there is a set of old uses for old
terms, which suffice to all new purposes, Randall, you have only to
present those reasons. (01)
Here's some literature to address: (02)
Also this looks good. But can only find "pay for" sources: (04)
Title: Saved by a Metaphor!
Author(s): Charlotte S. Stephens
Journal: Executive Development
Year: 1994 Volume: 7 Issue: 4 Page: 7 - 9
Publisher: MCB UP Ltd
Abstract: A new executive role has emerged, the chief information
officer or CIO. Five successful CIOs in five different industry types
agreed to be observed for one work week each. Perhaps the most
important shared characteristic among these successful information
executives was their use of figurative or metaphorical language.
Anecdotes illustrating this particularly effective form of
communication are provided from each of the five environments:
insurance, university, manufacturing, government agency, and
utilities. The ability to read ongoing situations from others'
perspective seemed to enable the CIOs to use metaphorical language
more effectively. In turn, seeking the appropriate metaphor or analogy
seemed to sharpen their ability to read situations from others'
On Feb 13, 2008 9:57 AM, Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tuesday 12 February 2008 17:44, Rob Freeman wrote:
> > ...
> > If by "properly" you mean in strict accordance with the current
> > theory, then I reserve my right not to.
> And by doing so, of course, you incur the consequences of potentially
> being misunderstood.
> I frequently bemoan the propensity of programmers to reinterpret or
> flatly misuse terminology that is well established and has a long
> tradition in fields only recently encroached upon by the practice of
> software development.
> It is really sad, because programmers are, to use the cliché,
> reinventing the wheel and doing so in ways that do not recognize
> established terminology and theory. While they could be standing on the
> shoulders of giants, they are, in effect, gazing intently at their own
> navels, thinking that they're oh, so clever.
> Truly sad and a drag on the practice of information technology. (07)
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