The IT Archaeological Dig of Technology and the Cloud
I must admit something right up front here – I love technology! I’m a techno-geek on most every level, in addition to having done a lot of other stuff in my career and personally with technology. Most people don’t know, but I recently got my ham radio license again after being inactive for 45 years… but that’s another story. One of my latest radio projects I’ve been working on after hours for almost a year involves what is essentially an IoT device for ham radio antennas.
I find technology relaxing and satisfying, especially electronics, where I can get away from the stresses of business and such and just focus on getting that next surface mount component properly soldered. Given my busy schedule, I make slow but unrelenting progress on these types of background projects, but it beats wasting away in front of the TV. In fact, I should probably order one of these hats from propellerhats.com and wear it proudly.
As a bit of background on this blog post, when I was CTO at CITRIX Systems, I used the term “archaeological dig of technology” to describe the many layers of technology deposits that I saw our customers had deployed and that we continue to see companies dealing with today. The term caught on internally and even our then CEO, Mark Templeton, picked up on and it and used it from time to time, so the term stuck and resonated with other technologists over the years. Mark and I had a friendly competition going to see who could come up with the coolest tech. Mark usually won, being the real chief propeller head. We had a lot of fun winning and growing CITRIX together in those days…
Read the entire article here, The IT Archaeological Dig of Technology and the Cloud
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