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In Praise of Stasis(IV): If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try Again. Then Give Up. No Use Being A Damn Fool About It.(*)

I feel the need to précis the last three semi-connected diatribes before embarking on the fourth and closing chapter of the trilogy. You, dear reader, due to a series of horrendous administrative cock-ups, have been headhunted into MegaGroup Financial Incorporated … Continue reading

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In Praise of Stasis(III): If You Don’t Need It, Don’t Bloody Buy It

As you may have gathered from earlier communiqués (see both here and here), almost nothing within a gigantic IT Transformation Programme makes any kind of sense whatsoever. The original vision is a feverish hallucination fed by half-chewed received wisdom and … Continue reading

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In Praise of Stasis(II): Why a Change is Nowhere Near as Good as a Rest

So. Where were we ? Ah yes – Big. A modern-day IT Transformation Programme must always be Massive. No-one ever sets off to do a spot of light transforming. Oh no. In Transformation World, everything is Supersize. Everything must be … Continue reading

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In Praise of Stasis (I): Hard Work Might Very Well Pay Off In The End, But Laziness Pays Off Now.

In these Modern Progressive Times, Change is universally held to be a Good Thing. Uplifting slogans abound. “Change or Die !” “He who rejects change is the architect of decay !” “Change that works for you !” “Be the change … Continue reading

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Pictures vs. Words

They say a picture paints a thousand words. Well. Nothing’s ever absolute(*). It kind of hinges on who’s writing and who’s painting the picture. Take this abstract expressionist meisterwork:                     It’s … Continue reading

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Hope (II): Some More Reasons To Be Cheerful.

Harpo, Groucho, Chico. They say Hope Springs Eternal. Let’s not push it, but there are perhaps a few more steps that can be taken on the sunny side of the software street, and a few more hints worth sharing to … Continue reading

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Hope (I): Accentuating The Positive, For Once

Bing and The Andrews Sisters. The acme of Hollywood Golden Age Über-cheeriness. Take a look at the modern world and it’s many wonders. You needn’t search far. Gathering dust on a bookshelf or buried under a pile of magazines on … Continue reading

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