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Temporal engineering is based on the technology described in Breaking the Time Barrier by Gordon Morrison; the book is available at Amazon.

Look at the new "Examples" section that has been added. The example will help readers understand the organization in the comparison on this page.


Think of traditional software as a bucket of nuts, bolts, and washers. There's no order, the bucket's contents appear to be random. Temporal engineering provides an organized container with drawers; holding bins separating the nuts, bolts, and washers. Any size nut, bolt, or washer can easily be found by an organized search; an inventory can easily be created once the organization is completed. The greater asset value is intrinsic in consistently organized technology and products. This order is accomplished using Vector State Machines. Notice the "correlation" between the documentation and the bins. When order is natural; correlation is the result of the development process.

     bucket and bin


Why do companies settle for a bucket-of-bolts?

  • Nature doesn't like order. The bucket-of-bolts represent a complete lack of order which unfortunately represents software development that is not based on temporal engineering.
  • Order requires an engineering discipline. Software engineers are not known for their discipline. The terms 'herding cats', 'hacking', 'spaghetti code', and failed projects are synonymous with software projects. In general software projects lack 'adult supervision' and that's where temporal engineering comes to play. Contact VS Merlot for our consulting services at

What can companies do?

  • First establish a temporal engineering discipline.
  • Second review and discipline the temporal correlation from design to implementation.
  • Third establish on going training and mentoring in temporal engineering.
  • Forth document the cost, time, and results.