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Lean, Kanban, Agile Pairing, TDD (sometimes test after) software architect and programmer. Worked with distributed (called cloud sometimes) computing services since 2007 using phat data (8 billion rows of data on an AVERAGE day, sometimes called big data) and everything from business intelligence to the nitty gritty of array structures inside file based data stores to create caching tiers for custom software needs. Currently pushing for distributed technologies & improving software architecture, better data centers, the best software development practices and keeping everything secure in the financial industry again. To see what I'm up to today, check out my blog at Composite Code.

2 responses to “Future Prediction Epic #FAIL!”

  1. john trenouth

    I think Newsweek’s 17 year old rejection of hype seems pretty much right on.

    Newspapers have been busy killing themselves as they’ve replaced journalism with monkey’s copy-pasting special interest press releases. Today’s online alternatives merely provide people with someplace else for readers to go. Newsweek: 1 Cheerleaders: 0

    CD-ROM/Computers/Internet/Etc… cannot replace a competent teacher. In fact one of the biggest debates in education right now is the value of computers. Big promises were made about how computers in the classroom will engage children and accelerate their learning. The problem is decades later there is almost as much evidence against the educational benefits of computer in the classroom as there is for. Newsweek: 2 Cheerleaders: 0

    And please tell us how networks have changed the way government works — because beyond a few technical changes — I haven’t seen any. Is ignoring you constituents’ emails some kind of improvement over ignoring their hand written letters? Perhaps networks have support more efficient organization of people — but that is a change in scale, not a change in kind.