I believe you all have seen this cartoon before, this is one of my favorite “Software Project” cartoon.

Now there is an improved version 1.5 (still improving) with 18+ language versions at http://www.projectcartoon.com


Actually, this cartoon has been around since 70’s.


And because of this, I am astonished to discover that after merely a half century later, despite the fact that there are many new programming languages, frameworks, theories and great books, there is only one little improvement in Software Project/Product, this one little  improvement is the GUI but the process of pain, over cost, underestimate, bugs, failure… are still the same.

I would bet that the nature of Software Project/Project will not change in the next half century, maybe GUI will improved to 3D or more user friendly and innovative kinda like this post or this post.

You can find many interesting cartoons HERE.