Complex Problems

Spencer Dawkins sdawkins at
Thu Jan 9 11:16:49 CET 2003

An inverse relationship between money and architecture work? THAT can't be good...

If the Optical Internet and 3GPP are running behind three-year-ago expectations, should we be expecting better architecture work in the future?!?

Spencer, who isn't disagreeing at all...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott W Brim [mailto:swb at]
> Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 10:47 AM
> To: problem-statement at
> Subject: Re: Complex Problems

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> I think the difference is that in 1996 we knew what the knowledge was,
> we were mostly codifying it.  The problems had been discussed for ages
> before 1958 was published.  (Also, perhaps, in those days 
> there was less
> money involved, and people had more time to work on architecture?)

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