Another article I wished management people would read
Max Indelicato, who's blog I occasionally read, posted an entry with the nice long title The I.H.S.D.F. Theorem: A Proposed Theorem for the Trade-offs in Horizontally Scalable Systems.
Now, I'm not crazy about abbreviations. I think there are far too many of them thrown around mostly causing confusion without being useful.
This article is one of those articles I wish management would read (and understand!) since this is one of those failed communications issues between management, the system architect and the developer. A good architect would make management understand the problems faced and which trade offs are made (and what implications they will have on the future system). This is, in my limited experience, seldom the case (and since developers in general is terrible at, or just don't care to, explaining this will become a potential bomb).