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the Underpants Gnomes Pattern

X ??? Profit!

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A Graph of Tradeoffs

Regarding the problem of designing a vacuum cleaner, architect Christopher Alexander spells out the tradeoffs using a completely connected 2-coloured graph: Four desirable properties = nodes, and 2-way connections between them = edges. The edges are “coloured” with {+, −}. … Continue reading

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