The soft stuff is the hard stuff, everyone knows that. Looking at IT projects I've seen personally / learned some details from people I trust, majority of ones that have failed, did so due to reasons absolutely not related to technology, but social interactions and communication. If you work with people for a bit, it's not that hard to imagine. What's more surprising (at least
Few days ago, someone send me the link to short post attributed to Meryl Streep: https://ioadicaeu.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/i-no-longer-have-patience/
In the end it appears that the actual author was a guy named José Micard Teixeira.
- Who is he? I have no clue.
- What caused the mistake? I don't care.
But the text struck me. OK, this is gonna be weird,
I love the direction on-line services are going towards: instead of "buying" an access to a digital item "forever", in many cases it's possible to go for a pay-per-use / rent for the limited period of time model. It seems to make a lot of sense, especially if you think a bit about how fragile an access to a digital item can be:
I'm a hopeless case of a typical bookworm - I don't read books, I just devour them. Fiction, non-fiction, tech: everything. In general people in the industry acknowledge the fact that we're supposed to keep learning or we're out of business (and books can help a lot here), but I keep hearing such statements every now & then:
"Knowledge in books gets outdated before