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Familiar Metric Management: Software Adds Business Value

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Precise prediction is very difficult.  Long ago, when FORTRAN and COBOL were still the new kids on the block, Ware wrote a science-fiction short story called “The Last Programmer.” That estimable gentleman had become the “last programmer” at his research institution and was being retired early with a gold watch.  The retirement time was set for 1984, a then-future date popularized by George Orwell’s 1949 novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four.  The assumption was that by 1984 the scientists and engineers would be working directly with the computers.&