I met up with my friend Sigurd near his home in the South of France this summer and we had a great conversation about life, the universe, everything and the nonsense that is currently enterprise software. Sigurde has been noodling away at Thingamy for some time and his manifesto forms a great backdrop to why he is putting in the effort.
My own favourite of many good points is number five:
5. A report is simply logic applied to raw data. Apply when needed and keep all data in raw form. That will do away with applications, middleware, complexity and deliver far better reports.