March 13th, 2008


Resources, People

A thought I just placed on Twitter:

" People are not resources. Computers are resources... people are individuals with particular skills, passions, and ways of thinking."

It is really easy to get lost in the "people are resources" mind camp.

"Human Resources"

We create departments in order to re-enforce this way of thinking. On charts and in discussions I hear this over and over.

I catch myself saying it.

It is a mental trap, something similar to saying "I want art on that wall"

It seems to be an excellent way to lower the chance of success.

(Nothing in particular brought on this thought other then a walk in the rain last week with a friend who caught me saying it.)

iPhone, Android

Speaking as someone who buys a lot of Apple technology.

If Google can get Android out,

... and it is close to being on par with iPhone
... and it comes out as a 3G device with no vendor lock-in
... before Apple's June date for their 3G,
... or close to it

The decision of "which phone to get next" might be a lot harder.