Monthly Archives: January 2017

Understanding IT is a three-edged sword

“Understanding is a three edged sword: your side, my side, and the truth.” J. Michael Straczynski, “Babylon 5” Recently I’ve been contemplating more how IT works. Not individual systems or technologies, research or development, but how the field of IT works. What does it mean to be an IT worker? How does one be a good IT worker? Good,… Read More »

Centrelink and the IT Story that Dare Not Speak its Name

There’s no doubt that the best word to describe the shenanigans going on thanks to Centrelink’s automated debt collection system is a debacle. One is reminded of Better Off Ted, where the scientists argue over whether something should be called a debacle or a disaster, and settle for disastacle. There’s another word, of course, that could be used. From The… Read More »