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Wow, Phil. You're really getting reamed on this page. Some balance is in order.
First, I think the message is that getting your PhD doesn't mean anything; first stop and ask yourself why you'd want one. What problems in this world are you going to solve? I've known too many people go for their PhDs for the sake of getting their PhDs - what's the point? Figure out what problems you want to solve, the figure out what you need in time, money, other people in order to solve those problems, and do it. Normally you don't need the PhD.
As for the pictures, I don't find them offensive. They're satirical. No, they aren't pretty pictures, and it's understandable that some would find offense in them. I am thankful for the Constitution of the United States on an almost daily basis.
As for the comment about black and white pictures of the female form as sexist and degrading: bullocks. The female body is only one aspect of a woman, and I find it incredibly attractive. I also l...
A company is only as good as its product/service, and the team that builds it.
In order to understand how that product/service will work for you, as a client, you need to be able to talk to those in the company who are on the frontline, doing the work.
When you talk to salespeople instead of the people doing the work, you are at least one step removed from being able to get your questions about the product answered. You're probably more removed than that.
A company that starts sounding like a press release, and whose web site looks like a brochure, is a company to stay away from. When I go to the aD site these days, I want to poke it in the eye with my finger.
Sorry to hear that aD is going down the tubes. When the aD website went to its new look ("the brochure") and that "eye" showed up on it, I had a feeling things weren't going too well.
Anyone read cluetrain? Sounds like aD was on the right side of that track, and now, where's the conversation gone? ...
Remembering my control systems classes in college, there are three primary faults here: bad control module, bad sensors, and poor feedback loops. The control module takes in data from the sensors (feedback) and adjusts the system's outputs to keep it on track. If any one of the three (control module, sensors, feedback loops) are faulty, the outcomes will not be as expected. If it is an electrical system and the electricity goes out, then the system stops.
Let's use this as an analogy for the ecommerce project in your article and map control system components to the project:
- The electricity is the business person; if the money stops, the project ends.
- The control module is the programmer. If you thought it was the business person, remember that the business person does not have any direct input control in how the system operates because they don't login and change or refactor any of the code etc.
- The feedback loop is information a...