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Sixteen. Large-Scale Structure

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Thousands of people worked independently to create the AIDS Quilt.

A small Silicon Valley design firm had been contracted to create a simulator for a satellite communications system. Work was progressing well. A MODEL-DRIVEN DESIGN was developing that could express and simulate a wide range of network conditions and failures.

But the lead developers on the project were uneasy. The problem was inherently complex. Driven by the need to clarify the intricate relationships in the model, they had decomposed the design into coherent MODULES of manageable size. Now there were a lot of MODULES. Which package should a developer ...

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