This kind of "science" article always fascinates me. It's pretty clear (at least to me) that all we can really do is make guesses about this type of thing. In that way, it's similar to a "What would life be like on other planets?" article. Yet it seems it's always reported as being much more certain.
Do I believe in the Agile Manifesto? Of course I do. It's primarily about values and who wouldn't value people over tools, anyway? With that out of the way, I won't reference the 14 years old page for the remainder of this article, as it is mostly common sense and does not address any of the problems we face in developing digital products. Alibi 1: "Scrum doesn't want to solve this!" I've heard this time and again, when talking to Scrum Ma...
Rapid advances in 3D printing are set to change everything from medicine to clothing. Australian scientists are using the technology to make long dreamed of projects possible, and it may not be long before bionic bras hit the shelves and 3D-printed organs become available. Amanda Smith reports.
Had a Facebook friend post something interesting on his timeline the other day.
He's one of those "gun guys" -- love guns, trains people in gun safety, and so on. That's not relevant, but since he's always going on about guns, I was not expecting to hear good Agile advice from him.
He said "First you learn how to think, then you learn tactics, finally you purchase gear"
His point was that there were a lot of other enthusiasts that looked at his hobby as only about purchasing tools. Once they get the tools, perhaps they would take a class or two on tactics. And maybe if they were lucky, eventually they'd start beginning to think differently. It was completely backwards from the way it should be.
I told him this was wise advice and true in many areas!
It's a curious, but common behaviour. I'm not sure where the tool mentality starts, or if it's a particularly American phenomenon or not. I'd be curious is other cultures are as obsessed with tools over learning and change of self as the West, and US in particular are.