Friday, January 20, 2006

Who da Man ?!?

I read a blog comment on our corporate intranet recently that said,

Modern banking isn't dependent upon IT, modern banking is IT.
Now there's a repulsive thought! How does anyone get off suggesting that IT could, or already has, taken over or replaced the Business it services? A specific business process implementation does not subsume the business function that it defines. Business Funtions (such as purchase, sale, accept deposit or lend) are independent of and supercede the means applied to realize them.

IT is not Business! IT doesn't run Business; People run Business. People are defined by their Actions; and Actions are channelized and automated using IT.

IT is merely a business facilitator/accelerator. What we really need to be focussing on is figuring out ways to shift from the Facilitator role to that of an Accelerator. That's where the real business propositions lie.

Basically, we ain't NEVER da Man!
We ain't NEVER GONNA BE da Man!!

So let's just get used to playing second fiddle to Business. Besides, why should IT be anything but IT?
We are Who We are.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Coding vs Programming

Coding is about how you should write,
Programming is about how you SHOULDN'T!
Coding as about the Language and Syntax,
Programming is about the Paradigm, the Thought Process
Coding is represented by the 'Writing' Metaphor,
Programming is epitomized by the 'Construction' metaphor
Coding defines the Solution,
Programming defines the Problem too!
Coding creates the Implementation,
Programming creates the Interface
Coding is about "Getting it done...",
Programming is about "Getting to know it!"
Coding gets you Paid,
Programming makes you Satisfied.
Coding is what we HAVE to do,
Programming is what we SHOULD be doing!