Computers aren't very good at tolerating unexpected difference. The boxes tend to get sulky and intractable when they encounter a spike in their power curve or an unanticipated condition in the data stream. They're a little like us that way. The difference, of course, is our ability to manage our own intractability, assuming we recognize it and choose to do something......Full article >>>
mputers, the chips, the software. Take a step back and think about the personalities of the entities I just mentioned.
Computers aren't very flexible. Chips and software only do what they're told to do (unless there's a flaw in which case they're even less useful). OK, they're really good at repetitive tasks, but only if asked to perform in highly constrained environments. When there's a......Full article >>>
propriately to the unexpected. And the unexpected is always out there, headed toward us like a freight train, in our chosen role of mediator between the boxes and the business.