I know no way of judging the future but by the past.—PATRICK HENRYYou can never plan the future by the past.—EDMUND BURKE
The plane droned through the night toward LaGuardia. Clouds and darkness veiled all interesting sights. The document I was studying was pedestrian. I was not, however, bored. The stranger sitting next to me was reading The Mythical Man-Month, and I was waiting to see if by word or sign he would react. Finally as we taxied toward the gate, I could wait no longer:
"How is that book? Do you recommend it?"
"Hmph! Nothing in it I didn't know already." I decided not to introduce myself.
Why has The Mythical Man-Month persisted? ...