Let's face it... most technical people did not get into their fields because of their love of communicating. It is not uncommon to see IT pros (and developers) avoid communications with non-technical people, often shying away from any human contact whatsoever. The ultimate portrayal of this was Sandra Bullock's character in the 1995 movie The Net. … Continue reading Communications – I’m talking to you, IT guy!
I used to say to my audiences that while the number of jobs in IT will go down, the best will always be in demand. I then spent several months essentially unemployed. The IT field has changed dramatically over the course of the last few years. I suppose it is natural for an industry as … Continue reading Sad Times for an Industry
I received an e-mail this week from the Montreal IT Professionals Community (MITPro) inviting me to the 2014 Annual General Meeting. I remembered a day nine years ago in January, 2005. Later in the day I would be heading to the first meeting of the group who had been brought together to build a user … Continue reading Transitions & Changes
The official birthday of the IBM PC is August 12, 1981. Today, on the 30th birthday of that (at the time less than auspicious) event, there are some who believe the era of the personal computer is behind us, with the advent of tablets and smartphones. I disagree... that may be true for a segment … Continue reading Happy 30th Birthday PC!