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Jeff Moden (4/21/2014)
Heh... this reminds me of hemlines in fashion. They change every other year.

Remember when distributed computing was all the rage? It wasnt' that long ago. Just before that was consolidation. Just before that was distributed computing. Just before that was.... etc, etc, ad infinitum.

Now we even have distrubuted computing with "central management". That's a hemline with a big ol' slit down the legs to make it sexy. :-P



Good thing I wasn't drinking coffee when I read this, because I would have 'distributed' it due to laughing at the last line.
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Jeff Moden (4/21/2014)
Heh... this reminds me of hemlines in fashion. They change every other year.

Remember when distributed computing was all the rage? It wasnt' that long ago. Just before that was consolidation. Just before that was distributed computing. Just before that was.... etc, etc, ad infinitum.

Now we even have distrubuted computing with "central management". That's a hemline with a big ol' slit down the legs to make it sexy. :-P


I did some consulting work for a Fortune 500 company in Oak Brook IL. I expressed amazement at all the consultants they were bringing on, only to be told by the director I was speaking to that they do this every 5 years or so. Fire the employees and bring in consultants for a few years. Then fire the consultants to save money and hire a bunch of employees. The director had been with them for decades so I presume they knew what they were talking about. I think that is very common in business, every new VP or CEO feels the need to prove their worth by increasing sales or cutting costs, and usually cutting costs is the easier, although not the best, route.

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marcia.j.wilson (4/21/2014)
Jeff Moden (4/21/2014)
Heh... this reminds me of hemlines in fashion. They change every other year.

Remember when distributed computing was all the rage? It wasnt' that long ago. Just before that was consolidation. Just before that was distributed computing. Just before that was.... etc, etc, ad infinitum.

Now we even have distrubuted computing with "central management". That's a hemline with a big ol' slit down the legs to make it sexy. :-P



Good thing I wasn't drinking coffee when I read this, because I would have 'distributed' it due to laughing at the last line.


BAWAAA-HAAA!!! Oh you made my day and I did distribute some coffee when I read your response! Thanks for the laugh, Marcia!

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
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Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
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