The Internet everyday people know through Google and Bing is less than 20% of the total number of sites that exist on the Internet. What is the Dark Web, anyway?
Experience is the move
To a new understanding, action, motion that moves us closer to perspective.
Logical Diagrams Improve Everything
Data flow diagrams quickly improve operational resilience. Here are some quick-win places to start.
What To Not Ask Santa For This Year
As ever, there are some things kids might ask for this year that might not be the best choice.
The Future of Technology Operations
Since I last wrote about it, Technology Operations (TechOps for short) has evolved. Here’s how.
The Power of Lists
Like making lists? Me, too. My lists may not be traditional but still serve a cool purpose.
TAG, you’re it
Yesterday was a big deal, celebrated quietly only inside my heart.
IoT, IIoT, and Reality
WARNING –> This is a long read, which is why the important stuff is at the top.
Specialization is for insects.
In his novel, Time Enough for Love, Robert A. Heinlein wrote the ultimate creedo for the human race.
Peter Gabriel is Right About Jargon
Generally speaking, don’t use jargon. Just, don’t.
More Gratitude for Postman and McLuhan
Neil Postman (March 8, 1931 – October 5, 2003) was an American author, media theorist and cultural critic, who was associated with NYU for forty years. He wrote countless articles, papers and seventeen books. Though my personal favorite is Teaching as a Subversive Activity, Neil is best known for his 1985 book about television, Amusing…
DIY vs. DIT – Part II
The first part of this post built an analogy, that centralization is like DIY (Do-it-Yourself) and decentralization is like DIT (Do-it-Together).
If we can agree on that analogy, simply for the sake of conversation, then we can take it a step further by looking through that lens into some specific contexts where this approach can add value to our efforts by breaking down our silos.
Unlikely Lessons in UX
Insights often reveal themselves in unlikely ways.
“Do It Yourself” (DIY) vs. “Do It Together” (DIT)
Tired: DIY (Do-It-Yourself)
Wired: DIT (Do-It-Together)
On Being Prepared
It’s not a big secret. Organizations need to be much more proactive about security. Firewalls and antivirus are not a plan anymore, they are doors and windows that can and will be circumvented. Expecting that attackers will simply stay off of your network is foolish. No one knows the moment they’ve been hacked. They find…
VR, AR + MR: Designing the New Reality Experience
This was published on InVision that version here.
Changing without changing
Many of us make great sacrifice to avoid it. Laws are written and put into place to stymy it. Large, expensive buildings are built to protect against it. Minds are made up against it and reject ideas that even hint at it. Blockades of all sorts are built against potential outcomes that may lead to…
Skipped college, learned from Linux instead.
Risky? Not really.
“Daddy, what’s ergonomy?”
Some suggestions to avoid repetitive motion injuries.
How to Interview People
Inspired by a mentor who taught me by example.
Does empathy bridge art + engineering?
Everything comes back to considering an audience, to the user experience, not only in the product (the outcome) but also in the process (the story). Does empathizing well transcend the gap between disciplines? Is it empathy that sells products as effectively as it produces them? Few of us are able to transmit the value and…
All in the telling
The latest technologies, including cloud, social, anything mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have and will continue to transform business, especially the customer experience, which still revolves around the story. Storytelling is still the centerpiece. Nothing new there. Storytelling has been the centerpiece since before anyone could even write….