Monday, August 11, 2008

Rube Goldberg Machine

I regularly hear Scott Hanselman refer to a Rube Goldberg Machine on his Hansel Minutes podcast and once you hear something repeated enough times you need to look it up. From wikipedia: A Rube Goldberg machine is a deliberately over-engineered apparatus that performs a very simple task in very indirect and convoluted fashion.

Now I understand why he often compares a software project to a Rube Goldberg Machine.

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