The Architect Song

Dedicated to one of our own...

Paul Campbell wrote:

My definition of an Architect is somone who makes key decision about tactical platfom level tools and interfaces. Mind you I prefer to label the task rather then the role i.e. the act of making such decision is "architecture" but I cringe when people call themselves "architects".

I never wanted to be just a programmer. I always wanted to be ... an architect! Flying from meeting to meeting in the magnificent Pacific Northwest. Felling vendors with a single chop of my hand. EDS! EMS! EJB! UML! With my significant other(s) by my side! And we'd sing ... sing ... SING!

 Solo:
  I'm an architect and I'm okay,
  I sleep all night and I work all day.

Choir: He's an architect and he's okay. He sleeps all night and he works all day.

Solo: I disappear for martini lunch's and cell-phone from the lavat'ry. On Wednesdays I don't show up and assistants work for me.

Choir: He disappears for martini lunch's and cell-phones from the lavat'ry. On Wednesdays he don't show up and assistants work for free.

Chorus: He's an architect and he's okay. He sleeps all night and he works all day.

Solo: I make the big decisions, 'bout where and what and when. And I model the real wo-orld In ever-y di-a-gram!

Choir: He makes the big decisions, 'bout where and what and when. He models the RealWorld In ever-y di-a-gram?

Chorus: He's an architect and he's okay. He sleeps all night and he works all day.

Solo: I tell your boss that I'm the best Super-i-or to all'a you. He gives me all the raises While giving you the screw.

Choir: He tells our boss that he's the best, Superior to all of us..?

[general dissent breaks out, with complaints about the metrics for the source code the architect formerly worked on, the velocity boost during his vacations, the total cost of ownership for his purchases, etc.]

 Solo:
  I'm an architect and I'm okay,
  I sleep all night and I work all day!

--MichaelPalin (Celebrity voice impersonated)


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