Systems Thinking & Sashimi 3

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Just recently I had the occasion to speak about our company’s flagship product (big surprise there, eh?). After several examples didn’t bring the lightbulb of recognition to my listener’s eyes, what did work was explaining that sashimi tastes better because it’s in such thin slices that there is more surface area, in other words, you ...

Book Review: The Tower and the Bridge

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Lessons from David Billington’s The Tower and the Bridge Buy the book and support us through our Amazon-affiliate bookstore. In the continuing series of drawing practical life lessons from the technology around us, here’s the standard disclaimer: no copyright claim on quoted works, fair use for instructional purpose, all rights inure to benefit of holder, ...

Five Ways People Empower Technology (and not the other way around)

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In the cloud before it was “cool” Had to laugh this Sunday afternoon just out of the blue: while I was selecting a printer in the drop-down dialog, I suddenly realized that the printers I have listed are more than 4,300 miles apart! I bit of background: I have offices in Central Texas and Lima, ...

When efficiency isn’t

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When you’re an infinite being (or have at-will access to one, e.g. prayer, meditation etc.), traditional measures of efficiency matter less and that can lead to highly novel implementations (otherwise known as really cool stuff, no pun intended on the vortex tube below). Using DNA as the original thought basis for this, the overall system ...