Thursday, June 11, 2009

BizAgi: Cool BPM with Cool Marketing


A businessman sits at home watching TV, gets a great idea, goes to IT. IT tells him they need years to implement the feature, the guy leaves frustrated. Phone rings...

Watch the full story here or the product in action here.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Bing: Not quite getting it...

Sad but true.

Last Wednesday, Microsoft released a brand new search tool, But, hey, why don't I get the brand new tools when I enter the site? Because only the USA-English version has been released. The rest of us, 2nd class citizens, will have to wait a little longer.

Please, someone point this people to the word GLOBALIZATION in the dictionary.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Google Wave, Paradigm Shift and the meaning of life

We all tend to believe the world "is" the way we "understand" it. Through learning, our brain creates mental maps which help us to interpret our perceptions and act accordingly. Such maps, become what we experience as "natural", and they can be so powerfull, that they can even hide the "real truth" liying in front of your eyes.

I've read once that certain philosophers believe for instance that native americans simply couldn't see a person on top of an animal when they first saw the spanish riding horses. Their "mental map" told them to expect a feathered god-snake coming from the sea, and that's exactly what they saw when Francisco Pizarro showed up.

This natural incapacity to see the actual truth is called "Paradigm Paralysis". We are so emotionally biased that we simply don't allow ourselves to see the real (uncomfortable) truth.

Anyway, finally some enlightened person rethinks a few things and then eureka! Now we can measure the volume of irregular objects and jewlers can no longer cheat the rich. Eureka! That's exactly how paradigm shifts feel like.

Well, today when I saw the "Google Wave" demonstration, I felt I was whitnessing a paradigm shift happening right in front of my eyes. A singularity in IT history comparable to Gutemberg's print or the invention of Internet itself. Check for yourself...