>Zack's description sounds like late 19th C. industry where the "steel makers"
>did not know how to make steel. They were dependent on the expertise of the
>puddlers. Only the end product, steel, is easier to evaluate than the product
>of the programmers.
Back in the 80s there was a lot of talk about Taylorizing programming - modular or structured programs, the DoD's promotion of Ada, etc. Whatever happened to all that?