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Mind mapping

Mind mapping

Intelligence is a funny thing. We all have a vague idea what it is, but I do not really think…

The Works

The Works

All my life I liked words – reading and writing – and there are always books around me. I had…

Best barman in the world

Best barman in the world

On a previous occasion, I wrote about a waiter who delivered amazing service. In his case, I have only met…

When a fancy UI is not a luxury

When a fancy UI is not a luxury

I have just been taking a short vacation and, while we were away, we met up with some friends. Their…

Live music

Live music

When I was a teenager back in the early 1970s, my favourite kind of music was “progressive rock” – my…

Language extensions

Language extensions

There is a paradox with programming languages. Everyone would agree that standardizing languages is a good thing, leading to portability…

The 8 day week

The 8 day week

We are so used to it, that we regard the 7 day week as normal and reasonable. All over the…

Fix it in the software!

Fix it in the software!

As a specialist in embedded software, I think that Mentor Graphics is an interesting place to work. The company has…

How to sell more toothpaste

How to sell more toothpaste

I am always interested in stories about people having bright ideas, doing business better or offering outstanding service, and I…