Unix

When Unix is a four letter word: the Happy Valley Tax Authority (1998)

Submitted by rudy on Mon, 04/06/2020 - 14:35

DECK: Author Paul Murphy's previous Linuxworld article on making the Unix decision suggested that Unix is usually a smarter business choice than Windows. The current article, fifth in a series, looks at what it takes to implement that knowledge.

The "I" in this scenario is that of a hapless systems consultant who didn't do his homework before setting off to meet the client.

Captain Cyborg and the Problem of Evil (2005)

Submitted by rudy on Mon, 03/16/2020 - 16:38

While looking at a problem related to archiving thousands of project proposals and reports for a large IT consulting firm I was struck by the ease with which these could be classified into two strongly differentiated groups: those based on clerical or other worker replacement, and those focused on enabling an existing workforce to do more, better, or different things.