Category Archives: Unintended Consquences

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Computers Are So Rude… What’s the Consequence?

Of course computers are not rude, you need to have some intent or emotion to be rude.   You could argue that the people who write programs are rude, but that is not really the case… in fact they are often … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Appreciation – Dr. Jane Goodall

I was really lucky that my daughter Kate invited me to a lecture by Jane Goodall at F&M College (credit for picture).   Dr. Goodall is an amazing person on so many accounts.  But I was really impressed that while celebrating her … Continue reading

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A World Too Perfect

Today, admittedly, April Fools day, I heard a story from the sports world that for the first time, a major league baseball umpire was over-ruled by a computer.  I’m not a big sports fan so I was a little surprised … Continue reading

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Used Keys Stay Shiny

Benjamin Franklin makes the observation that it is the used keys that are shiny.   There is no intent to keep the key shiny, but it is a happy side effect of their use (unintended consequence). Since I read this in … Continue reading

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We Would be Nothing Without Imperfections… Literally!

Stephen Hawkings – Without Imperfections neither you nor I would exist.   In looking at the big-bang, it is clear even to a laymen such as me that the entire universe in all its splendor exists because of minor amounts of … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences

The world is changing at an ever increasing pace.  As a young man I was excited about the potential that technology offered.  As I get older and change is ever-increasing in all areas of life, I grow increasingly aware of … Continue reading

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Loose Coupling – Unraveling that ball of Wires

I was returning from an architectural planning session with a customer who was looking to modernize a very old but very mission-critical application. They had the usual reasons to modernize – hard to leverage newer technologies, hard to find skills … Continue reading

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I have ideas I haven’t even thought of yet!

I have ideas I haven’t even thought of yet. I had a college professor who used this phrase quite negatively. He meant the guy who really had no ideas but considered every thought he had a real jewel. But I … Continue reading

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