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Tech Moronique: Identity theft, the HP way.

I was thinking to myself about how many setbacks the industry has had in the last few years, and how all those setbacks have a face… so I want to take a quick break, and celebrate the poster children of retrograde progress.  This month, Patricia Dunn.   I truly wish I could have been a fly on the […]

j.ello on IT Part 4: What Color Is Your Anchor?

Before we look at IT as a whole, let’s take a look at a more obvious example.  It’s pretty easy to define the job of a programmer.  They take a set of requirements and write code that meets the requirements.  It’s also easy to make that case that programmers can be used to generate value… […]

j.ello on IT Part 3: I’ve Got No Strings…

It’s the boss’ fault.  There… I said it.  But that’s not important right now.  First, a lesson in macro-economics, innovation and human nature. Is computing a commodity? A commodity is a bulk product that has no differentiation among vendors.  Commodities are bought and sold almost exclusively based on price as opposed to quality or other unique values and features. […]

j.ello on IT Part 2: IT’s About Automation, Stupid.

What’s IT?  For a complete, clear and detailed explanation, we turn to Wikipedia.  Well, ok, so I jest… it’s woefully vague, probably inaccurate, though not entirely indefensible.  The current entry just doesn’t annoy anyone enough to bother changing it – it’s a “democratic truth”.  Fact is, IT used to mean something, but misuse, time and evolution have diluted […]