29/11/12 10:48 Filed in: Applications
There has been much speculation about the Post PC era. A recent article in IEEE Computing Now by Joshua Greenbaum iPads, Consumption and Creation, and the Future of Enterprise Software
claimed that the consumption only model of the iPad and the strength of the web browser on the Windows 8 tablet were nigh on the death nell of the iPad in the enterprise. The article seems to have forgotten both the history of iOS and their ability to access virtual machines. Read More...
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27/11/12 15:39 Filed in: Systems Administation
It rained today … and rain equals pain in the world of systems administration and telecommunications. Bad things happen when it rains ... Read More...
22/11/12 16:48 Filed in: Applications
About a week ago I was asked for the right to use a comment I made on expert systems on the I, Cringley Blog
. I observed:
Once again we confuse “Expert” with “Expert System”. These two things are almost diametrically opposed.
Experts understand exceptions, learn and focus on the unusual.
Expert Systems codify knowledge and focuses on the common.
In fact the economic incentives for expert systems reward handling the common cases first and returns tend to decrease as the more uncommon cases are added. IBM isn’t reproducing and storing real experts, just finding a way to stamp out repeatable workers and miss labelling them.
This thought developed over a number of years as I hoped between the disciplines of management and computer science and for the sake of completeness I thought to expand upon the idea here. Read More...
14/11/12 09:24 Filed in: Programming
The range input looked perfect for writing a web interface to control volume levels on a batch of play out boxes. However, the initial choice of the onChange
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