"My experience with 473L was an influence in my formulation of Conway's Law." -- Mel Conway, 2013 #readingToday
My experience with 473L was formative, and was an influence in my formulation of Conway's Law. The process at the time was rigid waterfall, governed by legalistic regulations. In this case it led to the choice of noncommercial computer hardware that I had never heard of and spawned a lawsuit along the way. I was a fly on the wall witnessing a process that seemed disconnected from the reality I understood about how to build a good system.
"The Tower of Babel and the Fighter Plane" -- Mel Conway keynote, October 2013