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Design Patterns Considered Harmful
The book is essentially "Computer Programming for Dummies" without
actually having the honesty to title it as such. (There probably is
a "dummies" book for programming by now; I'd rather not know about it.)
There is not one "design pattern" in that book which isn't obvious,
intuitive, or flat out trivial to anyone who has written more than a
few hundred lines of code.
Alot of the "OO"/DP mentality is the "discovery" that most computer
programming work is highly repetitive and generally uncreative. What is
left unspoken is that this is true *ONLY* because people continually ask
the same "questions" of the computer again and again. Thus the
"patterns" emerge: what else can one expect but the same solutions to
arise when the same questions are asked?