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The business of technology

Fibre to the node – hahahahahah

My house, which was on the pre-Coalition 3 year NBN roll out, but was afterward nuked by the LNP when they won, currently has an issue with the copper that runs from the footpath to the house itself. The last 10 metres of the copper. This took two visits by a Telstra technician to verify. […]

Scalability of self-service employee review enterprise integration

generic employee review [employee name] is excellent at scalable self service in adapting customer experience deliverables. He/she anticipates all competitive advantage adaptations in changing market frameworks. His or her key focus areas over the last fiscal year has demonstrated talent to continually improving capabilities for proactive mitigation in risk culture policies for stakeholder collaboration and […]

Microsoft in 2023

I agree entirely with this post by Charlie Stross concerning MS Word. I really wish people writing in the Humanities would not insist on using the bloody thing. The problem is in businesses – they love the thing. It was remarked to me on Facebook that “It would be nice to see the whole [of […]

Microsoft’s zombie apocalypse

Go to this URL, and click on the “click here to see how the iPad has changed the world in just three years” link that’s at the bottom of the text (sorry these guys don’t want to let me link directly to the slide stack); Note slides 4 & 6 particularly. Note that “tablets” are […]

Keyboards and “tablets”, and writing

It seems to me that people who love the Microsoft Surface RT because of its keyboard (for example, Jeff Atwood) just needed to buy a Zagg keyboard for iPad.[1] Jeff Atwood does indeed make a good point about keyboards and tablets in general: On screen keyboards get the job done, but if I have to […]

Surface

An alternate universe – Marco Arment: The Surface is partially for Microsoft’s world of denial: the world in which this store contains no elephants and Microsoft invented the silver store with the glass front and the glowing logo and blue shirts and white lanyards and these table layouts and the modern tablet and its magnetic […]

iPhone users less loyal?

Apparently, iPhone users are now “less loyal” than they were before. This is according to a company called “Strategy Analytics” who want to sell you a report that they have which measures that now only 75% of western European iPhone owners, and 88% of US owners, want to upgrade to the new model down from […]

Languages, computer systems, and productivity

Via a re-tweet of this that I saw this morning; An interesting blog post from 2009 about why Lisp failed in the marketplace. Now I don’t want to talk about Lisp, or Java, or anything language specific, I want to highlight this statement, which was what was in the tweet, from the post: Employers much […]

Infrastructure outlives strategy. Live with it. | IS Survivor Publishing

Infrastructure outlives strategy. Live with it. | IS Survivor Publishing: As everyone knows, the organization’s IT infrastructure has to be business-driven. Except for one challenge: It will last longer than any of the business plans that drive it. Bob Lewis on infrastructure in business. Now just as we were discussing this our system admin was […]

Air France stops maintenance in China after screws missing from plane

This is why I don’t trust off-shoring of aircraft maintenance. The same reason that poisonous substitutions are made in toothpaste or cheap lead paint used on a children’s toy; it’s the whole idea of taking something based in complex skills and knowledge-based engineering and buying on price, which ends up in a business environment like […]