Platonic Optimism

Like Platonic love: no naughty bits. (No implementation, please - we're British (

The attitude that justifies BigDesignOutBack.

From OptimisticProgrammingSkunkworks - day 20030107:

The optimism in PlatonicOptimism consists of a belief that the kind of abstraction that we as "information scientists" (or maybe "information science hackers") do is unique and relevant to the core competence of the companies we create software for.

[More to come, including a defense of PlatonicOptimism as the highest expression of Wallsian hubris (LazinessImpatienceHubris). -- TomRossen]

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