It’s in Dutch, but still fun to read for those who can read that language. A while ago Wim Hendriksen wrote a column in Bits amp; Chips magazine on the absence of beauty and esthetics in Systems Architecture. I responded to that in another column, calling him ‘Wim the Romantic’ – and stating that the industry doesn’t allow us to spend time on these items (no matter how dearly we want to). His response ‘Angelo the classical Realist’ is an invitation from him to start pushing the addition of beauty and esthetics to the list of qualities/-ilities/non-functionals we work with in Architecture. Keep an eye out, cause I will accept the invitation…