The Future of Software

Update – BusinessWeek has an article on Open Source that discusses the application of Open Source vs. the database Vendors. It’s interesting to note that many companies are focused on using open source to save money, rather than finding news way to innovate. Jan

McCain Letter to Obama

John Tavardian writes to let me know why he likes the Senator from Arizona: “This is why I like McCain.  No bullshit and he calls an airbag just what he is.”  You can read the McCain letter for yourself and

Digital Cameras

Some of my friends have asked about my recommendations for buying a digital camera…  I certainly don’t claim to be an expert, however, my co-workers tease me about taking so many photos that I often look like a “Japanese Tourist”.

Sports – Interesting Facts

Some interesting facts about Sports: 1. Michael Sangster, who played in the 1960s, had tennis’ fastest serve, once clocked at 154 mph. 2. Golf was banned in England in 1457 because it was considered a distraction from the serious pursuit

New House Majority Leader

John Boehner, from Ohio, was just elected as Majority Leader of the US House of Representatives.  Congressman Boehner (pronounced “Bay-ner”) represents the district in Southwest Ohio that lays out geographically between Dayton and Cincinnati.  I actually had the opportunity to meet

Humor about Consultants

This one comes to me from John Buehler…    Client: How many consultants does it take to change a light bulb?  Consultant: I’ll have to convene a collaborative review session and we’ll get you an estimate a week from Monday.  


Munich has a special significance for me… as a young lad in 1972, the notion of watching the Summer Olympics in Munich was a special treat for me.  It’s important to note that these were the days of four television