October 20, 2020 | 09:09

A treasure of powerful quotes

For my presentations and webinars I am always looking for good quotations. A treasure of them, I found yesterday evening in the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma”1, of course in the original English version. I do not know the German translation. Some of those quotes I would like to share with you but not without first saying something about their context. Besides the inventors of the “Like-Button”2 and the “Infinite Scroll”, the documentary features numerous software developers, managers up to the highest levels of management, venture investors from Google, Twitter and Facebook, as well as a lot of scientists and civil rights activists. Read more

October 13, 2020 | 13:01

Security, Risks, Liability and Audits

I need to admit: I really love writing audits. It has a certain degree of scientific working to falsify statements. So I was recently confronted with the following quote from a responsible IT manager: We are not concerned with security, but with liability. If Microsoft promises security, this is enough for us. Well, unfortunately I did not attend a judicial exam but when I read the Microsoft EULA1 regarding risks and liability, I consider the circumstances slightly more differentiated: Read more

September 21, 2020 | 12:26

Digitization in Schools: Micosoft Myth-Busted

Today Mike Kuketz published a great article in his blog on Digitization in schools and on educational policy, unfortunately in German only, but worth to read: Bildungswesen: Entlarvung der häufigsten Microsoft-Mythen Have fun reading and a good start to the week! Here are some Power-Quotes: Therefore, only product training courses take place. The expiration date for such trained knowledge will be exceeded by the next update of the user interface and subsequently has to be re-learned. Read more

August 26, 2020 | 18:00

Fefe on today's programming

Felix von Leitner (Fefe) in his latest article1 at Heise wrote a very good statement straight out from the bottom of my heart: Programming is in reality more an optimisation problem (what is the least effort I have to invest to get the customer to buy this) than engineering design. Even worse: If you find a developer who does everything correctly, then he is not competitive on the market against all the short-term approaches of the botchers of the competition. Read more

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