A hiatus exists between inventors who know what they could invent, if they only knew what was wanted, and the soldiers who know, or ought to know, what they want, and would ask for it if they only knew how much science could do for them. You have never really bridged that gap yet. – … Continue reading Churchill on innovation.
I'm accustomed to a certain amount of bluster and grim cynicism when I talk to customers. It's a bad time to be running an IT shop these days, especially in government. Even before we meet, my relationship with a customer is already strained: I'm a vendor, and most vendors have only two interests: 1) the … Continue reading IT as Manufacturing
Here's my presentation from the Alfresco Content.gov conference. They were good enough to let me ramble for 45 minutes on why open platforms are just as important as open content. Not sure if the full meaning of the talk is apparent from the slides, but I'll leave this here, just in case. You can download … Continue reading Open Source: A platform for government innovation.