Margaret Hamilton Put Humans on the Moon and Invented the Concept of Software Itself

September 17, 2016

Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself

She showed an incredible amount of foresight in anticipating the human element in computer use. It almost wouldn’t surprise me if she had invented the term luser. Note that the L is silent, of course, but if said properly, the tone of voice makes the L more than apparent despite its silence.

Managing Senior Developers is Like Herding Cats!!

February 5, 2008

That was a statement that had already been made for years. Then, EDS did this old stupor bowl commercial. They did a really excellent job on the cat herding theme. Watch for the little details in it. It’s a classic. If you haven’t seen this before, just trust one of the cats that we really do behave this way. Although, EDS did it about various technologies rather than about developers, it still works.

It’s sort of odd to admit it given my anti-corporate bias. But, I do love good advertising … almost as much as I hate bad advertising.