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Most people have heared about Zuckerbergs and Musks argument about AI. Here are four observations that probably make this argument mute:
Continue reading Four points on AI
A while ago, someone provoked me to put software architecture in ten bullets. Nothing that short does such an important topic justice, but these ten held up pretty well in day-to-day discussions – even though I don’t consider myself an architect.
“Can we return to a constructive discussion, please”? – Often, that is easier said than done. However, there is one question that usually does the trick: Continue reading My favorite question
One of the less well-known software engineering classics, “Winning with Software“, seems to have lost a bit to the current agile mainstream. But even for successful agile adoption, there is a lot to learn from this apparently waterfall-heavy masterpiece.
Office politics is always a hot topic – even though it is actually pretty hard to define. What if what seems to be “politics” actually is just a huge misunderstanding? – Let’s investigate how this can happen and what to do about it.
Something happens. Is it good or is it bad? – Often, we believe we know. As often, we are wrong. Here’s a story about not jumping to conclusions.
Another one from the attic – with a twist. Originally, in summer 2010, it was about “I should have exerted more pressure on that team”. But it turned into a piece on high-tech hybris. Continue reading Attic: Posterous?
One of my favorite aphorisms about software development:
Back in 1997, when I first met Tim Berners-Lee, (now Sir Tim Berners-Lee)…