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By Ulysses Systems Blogspot Author on Sun, 29 Jun 2008 03:00:00 GMT

Why is computer software so unintuitive? How many times will we be asked by our computer if something is OK when it is not at all OK? Why do I have to search for the memory stick I just put into the USB port. Why does my wireless connection tell me its busy trying to connect to somewhere useless when I am trying to tell it to go to the right place to connect?

By Ulysses Systems Blogspot Author on Tue, 24 Jun 2008 18:07:00 GMT

Not so long ago I was hired to speak to, and consult with, a company whose name I will not mention but whose name is well known. They are a rather recent player in the software industry but one that has done very well by the standards of Wall Street. Its founder has become quite wealthy from the one size fits all strategy. So, when I criticize this strategy for software, be assured that I am well aware that many folks have become rich because of it.

By Ulysses Systems Blogspot Author on Tue, 17 Jun 2008 19:46:00 GMT

There are two paradigms being offered in software:

a. The Microsoft/warehouse paradigm where there is a warehouse of applications and data for the user to configure and turn into something useful.
b. The service oriented approach where an assistant is configured to do something useful.