Sunday 28 February 2010

Ten Ideas that need development

These are 10 ideas which might make some money:

  1. A mobile download idea
  2. Making Gray Squirrels infertile
  3. Recycling software licences
  4. An e-mail address directory (like a telephone directory)
  5. Reduce lighting on motorways
  6. Making cheaper solar panels
  7. Thermo-plugs
  8. Overcoming boredom on planes
  9. Supplying Ethnic cookery books
  10. Can crushing
Since producing this list I have had an additional idea associated with item 4. We have telephone directories for landlines and there are a whole host of Directory enquiry services both on the internet and by phone. Why is there not a directory for mobiles?

Thursday 25 February 2010

Is IT ageist?

My experience is that IT is ageist.

Why do I say this?

Two reasons:
  • Staff are expected to learn about the new programming languages and new analysis techniques even if they are managers
  • During redundancy exercises which involve scoring often technical skills are used to determine an overall score in a redundancy pool of all staff below senior managers