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October 24, 2012

The Power of IT

Filed under: Project Management — Jag @ 6:13 am

I’m re-reading Hammer and Champy’s “Reengineering the Corporation”. In their new preface, they quote an anonymous person as saying “IT allows us to make worse decisions sooner.”

Couldn’t agree more with that observation. When I worked at CTP, we used to illustrate the futility of automating inefficient business processes with the following diagram. From my experience over the last decade and more, we keep strapping IT rockets to the business dog and hope to get a Cheetah.

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October 14, 2012

Mamata Bannerjee: Interacting with the opposite gender and holding hands invites rape

Filed under: India — Jag @ 9:54 pm

So says the Chief Minister of India’s West Bengal state, according to an article on IBN Live. See below. No mention of the state’s duty to provide law and order, or to make women feel safe. If you’re assaulted, its because you brought it upon yourself.

“Mamata said that rape cases are on a rise in the country because men and women interact with each other more freely now. “Earlier if men and women would hold hands, they would get caught by parents and reprimanded but now everything is so open. It’s like an open market with open options,” she said.”

October 11, 2012

The new iPad mini has a Cornea display

Filed under: Project Management — Jag @ 7:16 am

Retina is so 2012. The new thing for the iPad mini is a Cornea display. And they apparently have a new technology to create picture-perfect color using individual red, blue and green pixels. All in an iPad that fits in your shirt pocket and can be held in one hand. Apple’s raised the bar again. I’ll be queueing up at the Providence RI store before midnight! Take that Samsung/Motorola/Google/everyone else.

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