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Hi - Sorry to disent, but UC is a counterproductive farce. Beware. UC is a classic 'anti-pattern.' "Their research finds that the more business involvement in IT projects, the higher the success." WTF? What year is it? This circa 1970s remark is bass-ackwards. Correct: "The more IT involvement in business projects, the higher the success, the better the business outcome." UC is lame. See: "Too often, agency network patterns and configurations pursue ‘unified’ architectures and deployments. This is a deadly mistake. The more these legacy-style architectural practices are institutionalized, the more rigid they become. In turn, the more they are taken for granted, the more resources are required to managing them! It is a vicious cycle and deadly embrace." UC is a classic anti-patterns. Yep, said it twice. Please see: Cheers, John
Yes, anyone that spawns so much thinking, conversation and, yes, disagreement, has to in the pantheon. So here goes, the medium really IS the message. Content is completely irrelevant. For example, from professor McLuhan, the MEDIUM of movable type greatly accelerated, intensified and ultimately enabled cultural and cognitive changes, aka, the MESSAGE. Not to trivialize the prosaic, day to day uses of the MEDIUM, but it is how, in the fullness of time, the medium impacts humanity – that’s the real MESSAGE! Anyway, debating HMM in a blog comment is like deconstructing Joyce in Taki Taki (341 total words in the language). On favorite quote from Professor McLuhan that is germane… “Catholic culture produced Chaucer and Cervantes. Protestant culture produced Milton, Tennyson and Winnipeg, Manitoba.” -j
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2011 on Revisiting Marshall McLuhan at Portals and KM
Hi - Thanks. 'Been a McLuhan evangelist for 30yrs. Despite all the hype, definitely think Marsh would have NOT been surprised by two recent things -- - The short life of social media apps - The farce of TV-Internet integration Yesterday Myspace laid-off 500 people, half its people. They follow the long-line of failed social media like AOL, Compuserve, Orkut, Friendster, etc. Trust me, Facebook will have their comeuppance and it will be ugly. If you want to know why, read McLuhan. The medium is the message. Concerning TV, as Marsh predicted, it delivers the persistent vegetative state that viewers crave. After pouring asphalt or bookkeeping all day, the last thing people want is media interactivity. The Number One criterion for TV content is ease of watchability. The medium is the message. Annoying media dilettantes see McLuhan’s notion of the “homogenizing and dehumanizing effect of mass media” as a pejorative. Absolutely wrong. Quite to the contrary, these media properties of the global village all led the Modern period in the Western world: individualism, democracy, capitalism, etc., etc. The medium is the message. An ardent Roman Catholic, McLuhan attended Mass every day. His faith was the embodiment of his theories and vice versa. As many perceptions an observations originated from Oxford and Toronto as they did from The Vatican and Dublin. The fluidity and travel between idea and metaphor and rigor and perception was ultimately validated by Catholic faith. The medium is the message. -j
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2011 on Revisiting Marshall McLuhan at Portals and KM
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Nov 27, 2010