Fractals of Change: March 2005

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27 posts from March 2005

March 22, 2005

Managing Programming for CEOs Part 3 – Features Kill

Everyone knows about the “killer features” which propel software products or websites to stardom.  Much more common are the unneeded features which destroy schedules and kill dev More...

March 21, 2005

Broadband Providers WON’T Win the VoIP Wars by Playing Dirty

Robert X. Cringely wrote the Best days of Voice-over-IP Telephone Service May Already have Passed.More...

March 18, 2005

The Flattening of Almost Everything #3: Bureaucracy

The communal water spigot on Mrs. Gowri’s lane in Ramachandra Nagar, India had gone dry.  Mrs. Gowri and some of the other ladies tried going thro More...

March 17, 2005

Managing Programming for CEOs Part 2 – Done is a Four Letter Word

Bill Clinton had a problem with the meaning of “is”.  The meaning of “done” is much more ambiguous – and the source of many problems in managing development projects.


March 16, 2005

Wolves Eat Dogs

If writing murder mysteries were a chess match, I’d resign after reading Wolves Eat Dogs by Mart More...

March 15, 2005

Managing Programming for CEOs Part 1 – Decompiling Programmer-Speak

Naturally, programmers speak in code.  You may hear them but that doesn’t mean you know what they said.  I was a programmer long befor More...

March 14, 2005

Cebu – The Pro(b)logue

I envied my brother whose skill as a pediatrician got him a chance to practice in Aceh after the tsunami.  Now, thanks to Dr. Bill, Mary and I will get a chance to use our knowle More...

March 12, 2005

Sex Sells Engines?

So, after blogging yesterday about pornography and using loaded words like "sex" and "skin flicks", I couldn't wait to what kinds of ads Google AdSense would serve up on my site.  I knew there'd be nothi More...

March 11, 2005

Pornography Drives Technology

As exciting as podcasting is, it may be iBods that drive the next wave of iPod and iPod-l More...

March 10, 2005

Thinking Like a Publisher

It’s a good thing most bloggers have day jobs.  Many blogs including this one, fractals of change, < More...

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