Cool. That's the first time I've ever run across someone quoting me on the web (properly attributed, even!). A slightly updated version is at http://foxglove.dnsalias.org/~sfink/rants/information-hiding.txt
, but the passage quoted above is unchanged (and probably the only part worth reading.) But as I say in the pointer to it from my home page:
If you disagree with it, then it's probably more right than wrong for you. If you agree with it (like I do!), then
it's most likely more wrong than right. We humans are funny that way.