In my work, I like some kind of order. (Some might disagree). Anyways, I like to keep for example the design database under control. All the schematics in my ASIC design should be properly named, wires are named neatly, etc. I keep a standard naming convention for my documentation such that I can find them and increment revision, etc.
I have some kind of idea that my world of design, documentation, webpages and data bases, looks like this (Traditional Home Office by Calgary Closet & Home Storage Designers Niche Designs Inc.):
Now and then, M.Sc., B.Sc., and Ph.D. students tend to want to work in the same library and design databases as me. It is of course nice that they want to help out and assist us by adding designs, documents, etc., and contribute to the research community and project results. However, I can not help to notice that the database and directory structure tends to look like this afterwards:
Thanks to Jenna Woestman and apologizes for the disrespect of your father’s misfortune. Hope it is OK now…
Cynical? … Yes.