It comes from a supreme court case in 1910 when a corporation decided to pay it's workers a decent living wage, and cut margins a bit to afford that.
There is no legal duty to maximize corporate profits and 'shareholder value'.
And what supreme court case are you talking about? Dodge v. Ford Motor Co?
That was a Michigan Supreme Court case, not a US Supreme Court case. And even that case really has nothing to do with shareholder value.
Art History != Art.
Yes, but I took mostly drawing, painting, printmaking and design classes, only two classes in art history.
My degree was in Art History because it required the fewest credits.
90% of the time my work was being "critiqued" I could give a completely ridiculous explanation and it would be more acceptable than a well thought-out answer from the analytical side of my mind.
Sure, but you have to learn to have a civil conversation with people that spout complete bullshit while critiquing your work.
I couldn't count the number of times I've had to listen to an engineer or manager barf up some complete crap while arguing their position.
There's no less bullshit in software 'engineering' than in Art
One of the reasons, "Windows 9" could be detected by some soft as "Windows 95" or "Windows 98" to be safe they skip the 9 and jumps to 10.
I think MS made up that excuse. The real reason is that it's way too fun to shout Windows! Nine! while clicking your boot heels together.