February 15, 2021 ☼ design
“Systems design” is a branch of study that tries to find universal architectural patterns that are valid across disciplines.
You might think that’s not a possibility. Back in university, students used to tease the Systems Design Engineers, calling it “boxes and arrows” engineering. Not real engineering, you see, since it didn’t touch anything tangible, like buildings, motors, hydrochloric acid, or, uh, electrons.
I don’t think the Systems Design people took this criticism too seriously since everyone also knew that programme had the toughest admittance criteria in the whole university.
So begins a fascinating blog entry on the design of systems and the people who are good at it.