ffconf 2016

A brief history and mishistory of modularity

10th November 2016

"MAKE IT MODULAR," they said. "IT WILL BE BETTER," they said. Modularity is a term so common in today, that it's easy to uncritically accept it as a fundamental development principle. What does "modularity" actually mean? We will talk through the technical etymology of "modularity" and examine history on both its current use today, and where it's heading in the future.