Joel on Software: "Making software is not a manufacturing process. In the 1980s everyone was running around terrified that Japanese software companies were setting up "software factories" that could churn out high quality code on an assembly line. It didn't make any sense then and it doesn't make sense now. Shoving a lot of programmers into a room and lining them up in neat rows did not really help get the bug counts down." If you're a software developer I highly recommend reading Joel's columns, often they're very interesting. Personally I've subscribed to his notification service (bottom of the page).