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Eric Slack
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Excellent point, abundance should foster experimentation and what’s considered ‘waste’ in IT can be a little counterintuitive. Part of what Shirky’s saying (I haven’t read the book) could be that scarcity promotes innovation and abundance can promote laziness and inefficiency. I’m reminded of the cold war stories of how good the programmers in the Soviet block got precisely because of the scarcity (hardware) they lived with. I think it comes down to management - as you mention - whether it’s IT managing resources amongst its internal ‘guests’ or Microsoft managing its developers to wring out the bloatware.
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2010 on With Abundant Good Cheer at Storagebod's Blog
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