Patterns, Hype, and Snobbery

You know the type, they mention the latest acronyms and tell you that you “must apply this design pattern, otherwise it will never work”. Anyway, go read the article at O’Reilly. Gotta love this quote, “It’s an absolute truth that some have held the idea of patterns as a hatchet over people’s heads for some time now, leading many to believe that patterns are this mystical cult or exclusive club that only those born with the right birthmark can get into.”