What is Not Seen - Offshoring and Tribal Knowledge, Security

What is Not Seen - Offshoring and Tribal Knowledge, Security

Peter Grant references an article by David Hunt on the impact of offshoring. In it, I saw this little comment by Vox (italics for emphasis): And while I can, on an intellectual basis, appreciate the economic arguments in favor of offshoring – like the one put forth by scholar Walter E. Williams, a man whose views I generally admire, here, – I will counter that the greatest global economic good does not necessarily equal the greatest American good.  Nor does it take into account other factors like national security concerns. Now, this is a pet peeve of mine, where efficiency, and long…

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Human Systems vs Machine Systems

Human Systems vs Machine Systems

Recently at XKCD: This is almost a perfect example of why so many computer geeks are progressives – they have faith in the ability of systems to adjust how people behave rather than adjusting those systems to how people work. Of course reality is never that black and white. If I’m starting up a steam turbine, or a computer, there may be leeway here and there, but certain things have to happen before certain other things. Period. In this case, people have to adapt to the system or they cannot take advantage of it. That said, if you have a…

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