Corpus ID: 207773017

Escaping from the herd of white elephants.

@article{Noordam2019EscapingFT,
  title={Escaping from the herd of white elephants.},
  author={J. Noordam and Y. Grange and P. Teuben},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  year={2019}
}
About 60 ADASS participants discussed the evolving roles of users, developers, and managers of astronomical data reduction software. Special emphasis was placed on the role of the user in the era of Big Data. Is it really inevitable that the increasingly ignorant user will just have to be satisfied with the standard products from data processing centres?