Monday, July 27, 2009

Software Factories

If you look back to the recent history you’ll find many examples when technical progress leaves millions of people unemployed. Remember machines made needless human work in England in 18-19 centuries? I believe those people could not even believe they can become redundant because of machines as many employed in IT industry that are craftsmen rather than engineers.

I believe one day software factories will start their march. You can say software development is like an art. And I will agree with you. I do not think factories will rotate people everywhere. But it will look like Toyota industry with human-constructors only on the top of production process.

Maybe I’m mistaken. Who knows.