“If we could start over” is a very common battle cry. WTF are these managers and architects thinking about? What they seem to be suggesting is that the well trodden path that they are collectively exploring is no longer any good and they need to try the other fork in the road. The for where they have no real professional experience and where all the problems they have already solved need to be discarded for a whole new bread of problems. And like the conversion from COBOL to C, mainframes to PCs, the transition is going to have it’s casualties… and believe it or not there are still plenty of COBOL/JCL mainframes out there.