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Brooks, Fred (1995), The Mythical Man Month, Addison Wesley, Reading, M, ISBN 0201835959.
Quite certainly among the best computer science books I have ever read. The first printing occured almost 30 years ago.-- Steven Black
Some notable quotes:
Systems program building is an entropy-decreasing process, hence inherently metastable. Program maintenance is an entropy-increasing process, and even its most skillful execution only delays the subsidence of the system into unfixable obsolescence. (p 123 20th Anniversary edition)
Sobering. But it keeps us all in work I guess :-) - lc
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