Original paper on MVC

We take the Model-View-Controller idea as granted. Sometimes we do not even understand the true idea behind this pattern. Recently I was trawling the net looking for original reading material after I was disappointed with my previous job. I came across this original paper on MVC written by the inventor, Trygve Reenskaug. It is interesting to note that many of the ideas in Software engineering originated several decades back( 1978 in this case )

It is easier to download a framework and prototype an example but it is far more difficult to understand the underpinnings of solid design. It is sad that our offshore business forces us to neglect design principles and take the easier route.