I have worked in application and system integration for over 25 years, and I once had a chat with the Chief Security Architect of Capgemini France, HQ.rgprice wrote: ↑Fri Mar 03, 2023 3:38 pmI'm a software developer, so I think of this in the way we diagram inheritance.: ) The arrows are showing the sources used by the entity from which the arrow originates. It would make more sense if the diagram was rotated 90 degrees clockwise, with the proto-canonical collection on the left, going back in time to the prior material. Bascially, the offspring at at the bottom with the ancestors at the top i.e. Paul' is the ancestor of Mark+Paul2,etc., etc.I wonder if the arrowheads should be at the other end of the 'arrows' to better reflect the chronology (& convention) ... I presume the chronology is top-to-bottom
We're talking 1996 here, so all that was pretty new and fresh
He proudly showed me around Capgemini Universite (I spent the first 14 years of my working life with Capgemini) but also the door security system all over the campus, in the hotel rooms, etc: all lights were always green. When you flashed your badge, the light would turn red and the door could be opened.
He explained, smugly arrogant and self-assured as only a haughty French prick can be, how that was completely logical (I guess he hadn't managed to ignore all criticism, apparently) because green lights showed that security was online and intact: red would show that it was down and could be breached
I looked at him, remembered that it was my very first week working for Capgemini, and nodded - with something of a weak smile on my face.
I got certified as an Architect 9 years later, unsure whether there was a positive or negative relation between the events