"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that work"
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Specialization is for insects."
Lazurus Long - (a character from Robert A. Heinleins work).
We feel that being able to design good architectures that work in real life and not just look good on paper, requires knowledge of a lot of different technologies, methodologies and viewpoints.
Gerry Both & Jim van Dam, founders HiPeS