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The Directors, the Harddrive and the Engineer...
 
News Item: The Directors, the Harddrive and the Engineer...
Date 12/1/2014
Many years ago, I had a great lesson in how easy it is for those in charge to rely on denial when making decisions that affect the lives of those who work for them. I was working in the test engineering department of a prominent removable hard drive company that used Bernoulli technology. Having been very successful with their previous product, they had just released a new 5 1/4" format that provided 20 Megabytes of storage (a lot in the 1980s) but as luck would have it, drives sold to the public were failing at about a 90% rate and generally within 3 weeks.
 
Coming Back from the Abyss...
 
News Item: Coming Back from the Abyss...
Date 1/19/2015
There was a custom web development company working on several projects in 2008. In fact, growth had been phenomenal and they were busier than ever, so busy in fact they were hiring at a rapid pace. Every project had a series of milestones and on approval by the client for accomplishing the defined tasks, payment was received for the work completed thus far. At the end, the developer would complete a Beta which was the assertion that the project was finished. The client would review the web site and if they found no problems, would pay for final and the site would be made live.
 
 
 
 
 
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