Archive for June, 1996

ManagementSpeak, 6/24/1996

Monday, June 24th, 1996
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ManagementSpeak: You just don’t understand our business. Translation: We don’t understand our business. Thanks to reader Steve Jackson

What’s it take to be a revolutionary? (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, June 24th, 1996
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My stock broker, who handles my vast (okay, half-vast) investment portfolio, recently changed companies. In response, his employer threatened to sue him if he asked any clients to move with him. Their tactics were futile. While their communications with my broker were extensive, they neglected to contact me with the identity of my new broker, […]

Great Quotations, 6/17/1996

Monday, June 17th, 1996
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I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top. – Unknown English Professor, Ohio University

VLANs – are they actually good for anything? (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, June 17th, 1996
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In what I laughingly call my spare time I teach a graduate course in computer communications at St. Thomas University. Since I’ve been trying to make sense of Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), the class got to write a term paper on the subject. I asked everyone to: 1. Provide a clear and coherent definition […]

Great Quotations, 6/10/1996

Monday, June 10th, 1996
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If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. – Anatole France

Why Network Computers won’t work (part I)

Monday, June 10th, 1996
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I’m feeling pretty crabby over the excitement generated by network computers. P.T. Barnum could probably explain it, except that he’s dead. He knew every passing minute results in the birth of one more sucker. It all comes down to bad cost accounting and dumb measures. PCs cost more to support than more traditional architectures, we’re […]

ManagementSpeak, 6/3/1996

Monday, June 3rd, 1996
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ManagementSpeak: My mind is made up.  I am adamant on the subject.  There is no room for discussion.  But if you want to discuss it further, my door is always open. Translation: &%^$ you. The reader who provided this real-world anecdote prefers to remain nameless, for obvious reasons.

Beware the renegade spreadsheet. (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, June 3rd, 1996
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According to many readers, not only is the pen mightier than the sword, but the electronic spreadsheet has more edges and power than either of them. Dozens of you sent me versions of the “renegade spreadsheet” story in response to my April 29th column on the mainframe mentality. The renegade spreadsheet is an unaudited spreadsheet […]

my photoBob Lewis is a senior management consultant with Dell Services. He has published these columns once a week in one form or another since 1996.

Disclaimer: All opinions, statements, representations, allegations, images (if published) and anything else that appears here is the sole responsibility of the author. Dell has and had nothing to do with it, other than saying it's okay to continue publishing KJR.

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