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· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · February
· · · · 18 (2 entries)

Off to See the DoD · I'm spend­ing the next cou­ple of days at Fort Mon­roe, VA, at­tend­ing (and ad­dress­ing) a ses­sion run by the Cen­ter for Army Les­sons Learned on knowl­edge tech­nol­o­gy. The US Mil­i­tary has as much in­for­ma­tion, and more com­put­er­s, and as many net­work­s, as any oth­er or­ga­ni­za­tion in the world. I think they think they're not get­ting enough mileage out of what they have; I'm in­clined to cut them some slack be­cause of the sheer scale of the prob­lems they're ad­dress­ing. I do think, though, that prob­lems of this scale aren't go­ing to be ad­dressed prop­er­ly with­out bet­ter us­er in­ter­faces, which is why I'm vis­it­ing ...
 
The Great Reconfiguration · This tech­nol­o­gy stuff is more work than it ought to be. Over the past week­end, we tossed out an ob­so­lete com­put­er and re­con­fig­ured ev­ery­thing, and ev­ery­thing works a lit­tle bet­ter now, but it cost us, all told two full days' work, and the ap­pli­ca­tion of a lot of ex­per­tise ...
 
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