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 [...]
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… [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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