Programming Metaphors

by Charles Miller on April 2, 2005

In the continuing hunt to find an accurate metaphor for software development, Monty Python offers:

When I started here, all there was was swamp. Other kings said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show 'em. It sank into the swamp. So, I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So, I built a third one. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp, but the fourth one... stayed up! And that's what you're gonna get, lad: the strongest castle in these islands. -- Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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