Dave Heinemeir Hansson rips James McGovern's "Enterprise" land grab. Like my post on the subject, David recognizes this inertia for what it is:
So by Enterprise, Architect, and Enterprise Architect standards, this gent must be the top of the pop. Thus, allow me to make this perfectly clear: I would be as happy as a clam never to write a single line of software that guys like James McGovern found worthy of The Enterprise.
I'll second that - if you follow the lead of people like McGovern, expect to find higher costs, lower productivity, and later delievery times. But hey - you'll be part of the "in crowd", using "analyst approved techniques", so everyone will buy you a round when you go bankrupt. That's got to be worth something. I really like David's summary of the McGovern thesis:
With that out of the way, we're faced with a more serious problem. How do we fork the word enterprise? The capitalized version has obviously been hijacked by McGovern and his like-minded to mean something that is synonymous with hurt and pain and torment.
Update: Not all analysts are stuck in the "Enterprise zone". The guys at Redmonk seem pretty well grounded.