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Friday, October 05, 2007

Equivocate: To avoid making an explicit statement. See Synonyms at "lie".

Mark Baker wisely points out...

There are, of course, a very large number of automated solutions to a particular problem.

...if you don’t feel disdain towards a lot (97%?) of these solutions, then you simply don’t understand what it means to be a software architect.

There is too much equivocation in our field. It's hard enough building software when you've got good tools at hand.
e·quiv·o·cal (-kwv-kl)
  1. Open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead; ambiguous. See Synonyms at ambiguous.
  2. Of uncertain significance.
  3. Of a doubtful or uncertain nature.

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