Category: Thinking

  • The Case for an “Engineering Specific” Information Management System

    “We already have a system to manage documents (and/or data) and we don’t understand why the engineering team thinks they need yours.”  I’ve heard statements like this many times over my career. And the reasons behind it make sense. It usually comes from someone on the IT or management team that believes that they’ve already spent…

  • Stealing Ideas

    Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats. Howard H. Aiken, IBM Portaits in Silicon 1987

  • Mark Twain on Change

    Mark Twain once wrote, “I’m all for progress. It’s change I don’t like.”

  • Put the tray up!

    Though it may seem obvious to you, I recently sat next to a gentleman on an international flight who was struggling to use his notebook on the seatback tray “table”.  Made worse when the guy in front of him slammed his seat back in one quick move…nearly catching the top of the notebook screen in…