In tech, “never” means 5-10 years, but “5-10 years” means neve
We start from what people want to say, not from what organisations want to ask.
You can either iterate before you fail, or you can do it after you fail, but you’ll do it either way.
In a trial-and-error world, the one who can find errors the fastest wins. Yevgeniy Brikman Past aphorisms are collected on the aphorism archive page
Go where you are rare
IT systems are just hardcoded processes. If the processes are old school non-intuitive the systems will be.
No truth is undeniable, no matter how simple.
Govcamp is still useless. That’s still its superpower.
Civil servants have a professional obligation to implement the policies of democratically elected governments, and take professional pride in doing so. But they are allowed – and more than allowed, required – to have a conscience and to exercise it
Customers, users or citizens? The debate goes quiet from time to time but never really dies. Words matter. We should make careful choices. But those choices don’t need to be binary. And we don’t need an unambiguous resolution.