Apparently, everyone knows about patterns. Except for the ones that don't. Which is basically all the people who've never come across patterns... plus most of the people who have.
Singleton as a rite of patternhood and a source of excitement. Patterns as the raw materials of blueprint-driven architecture and design by diktat. Patterns as something you don't need to know any more because you've got frameworks, libraries and middleware by the download.
Recorded 2010-11-12 at Øredev - oredev.org