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· · 2007
· · · April
· · · · 22 (2 entries)

Whither IT? · There are a cou­ple of brows­er tabs I’ve had open for at least a week now and they’ve been mak­ing me think and I think they’re re­lat­ed but I still don’t have a syn­the­sis. The first is Bill de hÓra’s Match­stick Men, which says a bunch of smart things about WS-* and REST, but that’s not what res­onates, it’s this: Crit­i­cal­ly the up­keep and main­te­nance of lega­cy sys­tems has come to dom­i­nate busi­ness soft­ware spend­ing. Most large en­ter­prise IT di­vi­sions now have the equiv­a­lent of a pen­sions fund cri­sis, ex­cept that all the mon­ey is be­ing spent on old sys­tems in­stead of old peo­ple. The sec­ond is Ni­cholas Carr’s Ci­ti whacks IT, from be­gin­s: In yet an­oth­er sign of the vast amount of waste in­her­ent in big-company IT op­er­a­tions... ...
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(Last) FotD: April 22 Rhodo Overload · I still have a few flow­ers in the fold­er­s, but the back­log is most­ly cleared. I’ve al­ready run one pic­ture of pink rhodo­den­dron­s, but that day at the Botan­i­cal Gar­den pro­duced lot­s, and you just can’t have too many. So here are five more.
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