On leading software development in the 21st century
But first, a preliminary note about rain
Predicting the weather has always been valuable, but for most of history people have been pretty bad at it. This was not for lack of heuristics. Societies have always had weather lore – some parts of it (red sky at night) more accurate than others (groundhogs) – and an experienced sailor could develop a gut feeling for when a storm was approaching. But today’s detailed forecasts would seem like outright magic to them. A modern meteorologist would either be worshipped as a weather deity or burned at the stake.