I will assume that most people reading this blog need no convincing as to the value of object-oriented technologies and methods. This is also largely true of the students who attend our design and testing courses; they are there because they want to learn to use OO better not because they have doubts about it.
There has been a fair amount of discussion regarding Ron’s thoughtful blog on SAFe. I want to shift the discussion from what Ron said to what we can learn. I do not intend to respond to Ron's entries directly. What I will say is that Ron is very intelligent, very experienced and truly wanting to make a positive difference in the community.