vendredi 2 avril 2010

Cute Theories : The Hemline Index

Reading around J2EE technology articles, I ran into a presentation given by a "respectable" Java architect that extrapolated (s49) the famous hemline index to complexity of the Java enterprise platform. The original, 1926 Hemline index stated that woman's skirts are short when the economy is booming, and they grow longer during an economic downturn. This applied to Java gives: companies are accepting more complex software platforms when the economy is doing well.

Let me try to provide an extrapolation of the hemline index: well thought, thoroughly tested and validated through extensive field studies : high alcohol consumption is strongly related to economic woes ...