Sunday, September 18, 2005

System architecture analogy

For my system arch class, we need to do a grid in which there are a number of system architect experts listed across the top, then three categories along the side: product, design process, and implementation process. Each of these has a line for each of the basic questions: how, what, why, when, where, how much, who.

I am really struggling to see the relationship between the rows and columns. To me it seems as if you put baseball teams across the top (Red Sox, Yankees, Orioles, Braves, etc.) and on the side had three categories: pasta (spaghetti, ziti, fussilli...), carpet type (shag, persian, throw), and music type (rock, country, classical). If you stretch your mind, you can make these connections: the Red Sox live in Boston where there is a tunnel, so they like ziti.

The whole thing is just so incongruous, and I am getting very frustrated trying to make everything fit. Is anybody else running into this for opp set 1, question 4? Or am I missing something that would make this job incredibly easy?

1 comment:

Yoav said...

Bah. I'm not liking the class right now. Remember that Speller usually doesn't read the homework, only puts it on a scale for weight, and assigns the grade from that. So write a lot and you'll get a good grade.