It’s time for the annual report into what was popular of the stuff wot I wrote. In reverse order…
Earlier in the year I needed to get a new home telephone and broadband contract. So I took to Twitter to find one.
The results were unsurprisingly predictable until they became unpredictably surprising.
19. IT vs Digital
At a meeting earlier in the year, someone asked me to describe what the difference was between IT and Digital. This is roughly what I said…
Pontification about whether the Apple Watch with it’s crown and everything was the beginning of a return to the much disliked (in the design community) habit of Apple skeuomorphism.
In a world of VUCA, is there any such thing as business as “usual” any more?
16. 7 things I’ve learned from using Office 365 and Google Apps
Reflections on having now used both Google Apps and Office 365 for a few years.
The announcement of my current Leading Edge Forum research project.
A few years old, this one – but me bemoaning the fact that I’ve never had a proper job title.
13. Digital Architecture: Support Services
The first of a few articles about my Digital Architecture framework.
How providing Apps doesn’t make things better if you can’t fundamentally deliver my pizza on time.
11. Campbell’s Law, Goodhart’s Law and the trouble with observation
Another oldie, and one that I quote quite regularly. Campbell’s and Goodhart’s laws are the two reasons for me why the whole culture of management by measurement is seriously overrated.
10. Crap tech industry metaphors: 8 The Hockey Stick
Exponential growth doesn’t endure for ever. It can’t. Otherwise we’d be single-cell organisms, or something…
9. Crying wolf
The TalkTalk hack, and the culpability of the information security industry.
A very geeky list of all the mobile phones I’ve ever owned (not including the Nexus 5 I currently have).
7. What is IT? A brief guide for non-IT people
At the beginning of the year I found myself in a team of people without any IT experience looking to embark on the biggest IT project I’ve ever been involved with. This was my briefing to them.
6. Post-traumatic tech disorder
The kneejerk reaction to security SNAFUs that results in things being even worse.
5. Going Viral
I told a joke. It went viral. What did I learn?
4. I’m done with the hype cycle
Oh Gartner. Why do you do this to us?
Reflections on my first six months of using a Google Chromebook.
2. A framework for digital architecture
The digital architecture framework explained.
1. Becoming a digital architect
And the most read article this year was one from the beginning of 2014. A lesson in what happens if you end up second on the Google search results…