The Feyerabend Project
by Simon St. Laurent
Related link: http://www.dreamsongs.com/Feyerabend/Feyerabend.html
Paul Feyerabend's philosophical and scientific legacy of semantic instability seems to be inspiring new work in computing, a deliberate effort to "repair the arena of software development and practice."
Looking for change isn't always the best way to find it, perhaps, but it's encouraging to see people challenge the fundamentals. Computing seems to be filled with people who know their way is the best way, and perhaps it's a good time to consider other ways.
Does computing need frequent rethinking?
Change is underway
Perhaps the Feyerabend Project has missed the transformations that have taken place in software development. Recently we have witnessed Extreme Programming, design patterns, software refactoring and Agile Software Development emerge.