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The Unspoken Truth About Managing Geeks

This article was published on ComputerWorld on September 8, 2009 -   I can sum up every article, book and column written by notable management experts about managing IT in two sentences: "Geeks are smart and creative, but they are also egocentric, antisocial, managerially and business-challenged, victim-prone, bullheaded and credit-whoring. To overcome these intractable behavioral [...]

By | 2009-10-09T13:42:36+00:00 September 8th, 2009|CIO, IT, Management, Technology|1 Comment

Reddit Alien fun…

  For the non-Reddit folks out there, this pic http://imgur.com/UhZqz.jpg of the Reddit Alien was lovingly rendered by redditor "3danimator" (I’ll update when I find out the name/site).   I had an hour to kill so I thought I'd have a little fun.  Here’s a reddit alien autopsy; horrifying and adorable. Click for a (not much [...]

By | 2009-06-25T23:50:05+00:00 June 25th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8 Things We Hate About IT Critics

The last thing an opinions writer wants is to be discovered by their least “defendable” post.  But sometimes a little unvarnished opinion leads to a moment of clarity that objectivity would otherwise muddle. Such a moment was provided to me a month ago when I was doing one of my (many) daily digg and reddit [...]

By | 2010-09-14T14:25:26+00:00 July 17th, 2008|blogging, CIO, IT, Management|1 Comment

Two Weeks Touching It (The Sprint Touch)

Six months ago I got a sneek peek at the iPhone.  A beautiful piece of machinery lacking only in 3 critical places:  It is a 21st century network device tied to a stone-age cellular network.  Its on-screen keyboard is clumsy (though far better than others up to that point).  It is a new OS and [...]

By | 2007-12-20T23:31:03+00:00 December 19th, 2007|Technology|2 Comments

ID Theft, Good for Business

On their web site, the FTC estimates that "as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year."  There are 300 million people in the US… you can do the math.  On average, they say, you will likely be impacted by identity crime several times during your life. In the IT world, we've [...]

By | 2007-12-20T23:32:47+00:00 October 31st, 2007|IT, Politics, Technology, Users|0 Comments

Reddit sends more, Diggers read more.

As any start-up blogger knows, no matter how great (or poor) your content is, getting people to read it is the big trick.  Tech Op/Ed, for example, is here for general technology editorials, but I wanted to get some IT management topics off my chest first, and these articles appeal to a certain niche of [...]

By | 2007-06-06T13:31:12+00:00 June 6th, 2007|blogging, Internet|7 Comments