Large systems… designed?!?

In his excellent talk on DDD & Microservices Eric Evans had a slide that said “Not all of a large system will be well designed”. Yes, that does match my experience with software systems very well. However, I originally misread the sentence as “Not all large systems will be designed”. I think the misread version sounds true too. I can certainly state with confidence that “not all large systems were designed”. That is because they just happened 🙂