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Programming in a Prison Cell

Posted March 31, 1998 in Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies Cutter Business Technology Journal, Cutter Business Technology Journal, Cutter Business Technology Journal, Cutter Business Technology Journal

For a few weeks in January, the British computer company ICL investigated the possibility of hiring prisoners for their Y2000 projects. This generated a number of jokes on the Internet, but my reaction was probably a little different than most: I thought to myself, "Well, at least they'll have decent offices to work in."

About The Author
Ed Yourdon
Ed Yourdon was cofounder, with Karen Coburn, of Cutter Consortium. Ed served as Fellow of the Cutter Business Technology Council, and Founding Editor and Editor Emeritus of the Cutter IT Journal. He chaired Cutter's Summit for many years. Mr. Yourdon is widely known as the lead developer of the structured analysis/design methods of the 1970s. He was a codeveloper of the Yourdon/Whitehead method of object-oriented (OO) analysis/design and the… Read More
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