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The online home for all my thoughts and writing - particularly, my ongoing investigation into the nature of software delivery.

Selected resources for thinking about delivery systems

Over the last few years, I've been exploring a systems model for describing delivery that currently looks something like this:

delivery system

The following is an (incomplete) list of resources, that have influenced the model:

Metaphor & Analogy

'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.' 'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master — that's all.'
Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass

Modeling & Systems

Persistence of a system, its capacity to continue the production of authoritative outputs, will depend therefore, upon keeping a conversion process operating.
David Easton in A Framework for Political Analysis

Theory Building

In spite of this [Popper] 'applies' these theories, he regards them in the given context not as theories under test but as unproblematic background knowledge, which we accept (tentatively) as unproblematic while we are testing the theory.
Imre Lakatos in Falsification and the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes