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iPad Mini: the Goldilocks iPad for kids

October 3, 2012
iPad Mini: the Goldilocks iPad for kids

With the growing swell of articles about the still-hypothetical iPad Mini — see, for example, this thoughtful analysis over at Vodkapundit – I find it interesting that I see very little written about one of the hottest consumer niches for the iPad: kids. Which is surprising, since kids desperately want to get their hands on […]

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Five books every IT manager should read…right now

November 20, 2008 0 Comments
Five books every IT manager should read…right now

My latest Baseline column¬† is up, and it talks about why you should read these five books now, if you haven’t already. And if you have read them, you should probably re-read them.¬† ..bruce..

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Is IT work true engineering or just plumbing?

November 18, 2008 4 Comments
Is IT work true engineering or just plumbing?

And I mean no disrespect to plumbers for that comment. Many states require plumbers to be licensed, unlike software engineers. I was reading the comment thread to this Slashdot post on the declining percentage of women studying computer science. All the explanations you would expect are offered, with a fair amount of point and counterpoint. […]

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Hanging on to your IT staff

November 3, 2008 0 Comments
Hanging on to your IT staff

I’ve written previously about the “Dead Sea effect“, in which your best IT engineers and managers leave over time, leaving behind an IT staff that is slowly becoming less competent and effective. Obviously, to counteract the Dead Sea effect, you want to hold onto your best IT people. My two latest Baseline columns talk about […]

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The decline in computer science students (part 2)

June 24, 2008 1 Comment
The decline in computer science students (part 2)

I previously discussed the up-and-down cycle of college enrollment in computer science and related fields. More accurately put, there have been two large peaks in computer science enrollment: one in the mid- to late 1980s (which happens to be when I was teaching CS at Brigham Young University) and another right around the turn of […]

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