Foreword


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Foreword
ForewordA few years before Bill Gates and his friends started Microsoft—well, in 1604 actually—William Shakespeare wrote Measure for Measure, his penetrating meditation on the relationship between justice and mercy. It is a complicated tale involving pompous authority figures of unbending moral certainty, delegation of power to the ill-prepared, concealed and mistaken identities, abuse of the innocent, virtue corrupted, reputations ruined, and, of course, the ever-popular lust and greed. Now, everyone agrees that Shakespeare was a genius, but how could he so perfectly describe the modern software development environment four hundred years in advance?
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Capers Jones: Applied Software Measurement. Foreword, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008), AccessEngineering Export