Journal: News & Comment

Sunday, October 24, 2004
# 11:41:00 PM:

Links of interest (2004-10-24):

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  • "While outsourcing boxes improves chocolatier Jean-Marc's operational effectiveness, he would never consider outsourcing chocolate production because he would lose his core differentiation advantage. Yet, in their enthusiasm for cost savings, several US technology companies have done precisely that—outsourcing their core technology and key strategic differentiator."

  • "In our debates, perhaps we're forgetting that the vast majority of women (and men!) who will benefit from advanced contraceptive technology—both pre- and post-coital—are well out of their teens."

  • "When we hit the justification button in our word processors, what we really want to activate is that 'make it look like a book' function in the generally vain hope that some of the gravitas of a well-set page will instantly be transferred to whatever we've written. [But] on most pages, and certainly on the web, good writing and consideration for your readers are the only justification you need."

  • "'Doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results is a sign of insanity,' the old saying goes. It's also a sign of cargo cult software engineering."


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