RE: Why Creating DFDs Is Very Dangerous

Subject: RE: Why Creating DFDs Is Very Dangerous
From: "Goldstein, Dan" <DGoldstein -at- DeusTech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 12:49:12 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Markos
> Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 12:27 PM
> Subject: Why Creating DFDs Is Very Dangerous
> Note On ESSENTIAL procedure: A ways back I read
> about a National Science Foundation study that
> concluded that only about five percent (5%) of
> procedure in any manual and/or automated system
> is truly essential. The rest just exists
> because of imperfect technology or imperfect design.

(A classic example of the "studies show" rhetorical technique. See the
TECHWR-L archives for previous discussions of this method.)


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