I am revisiting the material for the factor10 Domain Driven Design course as part of a “freshen up” for the when I give it to a development team on July 1, 2009. So I started hunting for some quotes to liven it up a bit.
Here are some choice bites for ubiquitous language.
“They have been at a great feast of languages and stolen the scraps” — William Shakespear
“Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
And on the need for simplicity, I really liked this one.
“There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple” — Edward de Bono
“Don’t indulge in any unnecessary, sophisticated moves. You’ll get clobbered if you do” — Bruce Lee
Lastly, and the one I’m definitely going to use to stress the importance of working directly with the domain expert.
“Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room” — Winston Churchill
What a diverse group of people but such collective value. Do you have any classic quotes? Obscure quotes?