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"An Invitation to the Dance of Progress"
Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications
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An Invitation to the Dance of Progress

Lawrence Carleton, BAE Systems, Inc.

We evaluate events singly as gain or loss from status quo. We value sure gain, flee sure loss, assume progress cumulative. But progress relies on opportunism, taking advantage of tools and circumstances emerging through experience. Patterns, practices are superseded. Sometimes we refine, sometimes we invent, sometimes we stop using them.