The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

What's the difference between software you WANT to use and the stuff you HAVE to

Completely independently these two articles recently applied to some thinking to the subject of "heavy/crap" software being the norm within organisations:
I think their arguments are fundamentally the same ... Eric makes it a little more succinctly but there's depth and reasoning behind Jason' reporting of the Gartner findings.

Ask yourself the question, "Does it have to be this way?"
If the answer is, "No!" - go fight those that are forcing it upon you, whoever you decide that is.

First here's Eric's view

And here's the Gartner diagram from Jason's article that may give some answers to the "why":


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