). It's representative of what I believe are some of the fundamental problems in the culture of software development in general, and games in particular. There are some fundamental truths that seem to be often forgotten. For example, that the point of any program is simply to transform data from one form into another and nothing else. And as one "solution" which ignores the real core problems of development is developed and others over time are built on top of that idea, and so on, we're left with systems that are over-designed, perform poorly and simply do not accomplish what they intended to in the first place - and certainly not well. I continue to suggest that we all take a step back from what we're doing and the methods we're using to solve problems and try to remember what the real issues are.