Software as an Art Form

I just came across an article written five years ago by Richard Gabriel proposing a university course run along the lines of his own Master’s in Fine Arts in poetry. The idea evidently gathered some momentum at the time, but now seems to have come to a halt.

What a shame. I’ve had an idea to get back to university on a ‘some day’ list for a while, and this would have been pretty much exactly my thing, I think. Seems to me like it was just an idea ahead of its time… I wonder how popular something like that would be now, with the increased focus on Quality that is sneaking in the back door behind the noisy razzmatazz of agile adoption.