I asked Gerrit Muller’s opinion on the previous post – which, by the way, is not yet reflecting my curiousity, I’ll try rephrasing things a bit within the next month or so.

Gerrit’s reaction consisted of two remarks:

First of all, he thinks Gordon Ramsay (like Gerrit himself I guess) is beyond the stage of senior chef/senior architect. He’s grown to become a consultant/trainer/advisor. Still, the parallel is very clear.

Second remark was that this parallel is similar to those that others have come up with (I never had the intention to be original ;-) ). Examples of these are comparisions of system/software architects with movie directors, composers, conductors etc.