Flow Charts LO30323

From: Don Dwiggins (d.l.dwiggins@computer.org)
Date: 06/30/03

Replying to LO30268 --

Fred Nickols writes:
>> Flow charts are the oldest of the myriad of graphic notations invented and
>> evolved by software folks to try to visualize programs and processes.
>> They can be valuable, but remember the adage of the bloke with only a
>> hammer. As a practicing organizational learner, you should have a good
>> complement of tools in your kit, and know the strengths and limitations of
>> each.

> What is the basis for saying that software folks invented flowcharts? It
> seems to me they were used by industrial engineers long before there were
> any software folks.

Pure careless haste; I was focusing on the other "myriad" that _were_
invented by software people. Actually, I suspect that even some of them
were derived from, or inspired by, graphic notations of other disciplines.

Oh well, post in haste, repent at leisure...


Don Dwiggins, Beta Version 0.8 (Version 1.0 due for release Real Soon Now) d.l.dwiggins@computer.org

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