What can routers at Centre Pompidou teach us about software evolution?
Back in June, I was in Paris for the NewCrafts conference to talk about the growing opacity of software systems. This was fun, partly because NewCrafts is a fantastic conference (you can already get your tickets for 2024!) and also partly because my talk (arguing against many established "good engineering" practices) was in many ways arguing for the exact opposite than one of the keynotes, leading to many interesting conversations.
While in Paris, I also visited the famous Centre Pompidou. Perhaps to the dismay of many modern art lovers, I spent a lot of time staring at the ceiling looking for routers.
Spot the routers at Centre Pompidou!