Tom DeMarco on methodologies

The obsession with methodologies in the workplace is another instance of the high-tech illusion. It stems from the belief that what really matters is the technology… Whatever the technological advantage may be, it may come only at the price of a significant worsening of the team’s sociology.
— Tom DeMarco

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  1. Here’s a related viewpoint of Neil Postman from his book Technopoly: The surrender of culture to technology:
    “…every culture must negotiate with technology, whether it does so intelligently or not. A bargain is struck in which technology giveth and it also taketh away. The wise know this well and are rarely impressed by dramatic technological change, and never overjoyed.”

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