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Chapter 8. An Obsolete Culture > The Common Culture

The Common Culture

The nature of war and the demands of military training are common in every country. This gives rise to the strong cultural similarity shared by soldiers everywhere, regardless of which ideology they might choose to defend. The same is true in programming shops.

The collective psychology of Homo logicus engenders a common culture of software development. The accepted way that software-based products are built is astonishingly similar, from camera company to auto company to bank to navy, which is why products as diverse as cameras, Porsches, ATMs, and Aegis cruisers all behave in a similar, recognizable, computer-like way.


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