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Something constructive but hard to control; a fresh of breath air (sic). The memos are required reading for anyone with a serious interest in quality products. The folklore was that when the executive committee was informed of computer conferencing (and the internal network), 5of6 wanted to fire me. including working with customers like Bof A on relational database (consulting with IMS group, etc). past posts mentioning original relational/sql implementation There was also Jim's MIP Envy as he was departing: in this post post (in First Data group) mentioning celebration for Jim held at Berkeley Father Of Financial Dataprocessing In the wake of Tandem Memos the corporation instituted officially sanctioned (and controlled) computer conferencing. Well, when I started using computers they didn't even use electricity yet, much less transistors. It was first diagnosed in September 1984, when the BYTE8406 forum was removed from the IBMPC Conference. The career path is designed to enhance their abilities and loyalty, traditionally by rapid promotion and by protecting them from the more disastrous errors that they might commit. Arbitrary interchangable executives complimented the "Mongolian Hordes Technique" paradigm: Mongolian Hordes Technique - n.
Tandem Memos was somewhat kicked off after a visit to Jim Gray at Tandem. from ibm jargon: BYTE8406 - bite-eighty-four-oh-sixv. A software development method whereby large numbers of inexperienced programmers are thrown at a mammoth software project (instead of deploying a small team of skilled programmers). fast track especially became epidemic in the later half of the 80s.
Fast Track seems to actively encourage the later (all of their energies devoted to managing their careers).
recently posted old folklore about the first major, commercial, "true blue" customer account to install a large "clone" mainframe processor in the 70s ...
mentioned in this old post as well as doing a lot of work in the area of high-speed data transport ... ) in order to retain an advantage over the end users.
but getting pre-empted for meeting on "processor clusters" and having to find a substitute to give the backbone presentation to director of NSF: in this old post more recent post discussing various aspects of high-speed data transport and NSFNET backbone old email listing some of the organizations being invited to NSFNET/HSDT backbone meeting ... So (with the exception of Easter) we don't have virtual Fridays - but those virtual Mondays are a bitch.
A career path for selected men and women who appear to conform to the management ideal. it doesn't mention the disastrous results that it had on organizations that were unfortunate enough to have an executive position being used for fast track (having rapid transition by large number of different individuals that didn't understand that organizations business). I've mentioned before that it was relatively trivial in the mid-80s to show that the trend was towards commodity hardware (and opposite of what was being predicted by the CEO, not a very career enhancing activity). That executive retires end of Oct91 which resulted in review of a number of efforts, including Kingston.
The career path is designed to enhance their abilities and loyalty, traditionally by rapid promotion and by protecting them from the more disastrous errors that they might commit. Arbitrary interchangable executives complimented the "Mongolian Hordes Technique" paradigm: Mongolian Hordes Technique - n. We left during the red-ink period a few years later ... After the Kingston review, there was an effort launched looking around the company for something to be used as supercomputer and found cluster scaleup https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Scalable_POWERparallel above mentions SP1 introduced 2feb93 (instead of ye92).
I'm currently reading Bing West's recently published book "The Wrong War" point is periodically made about various (To Be) officers being extremely "risk adverse" since blemishes on the record can block promotion. "Peter Principle" can imply that the incompetent getting promoted, may not be actively involved in the promotion decisions (almost passive with respect to the events); Boyd's To Be or To Do has more of the sense that incompetent have been actively campaigning for the promotions.
The corollary involves individuals that spend the majority of their time & effort actively involved in "career management" (their nominal responsibilities and business taking a backseat).