About the Author Sharky

Honor, redefined

Flashback to 1981, when this pilot fish and everyone else in his university computer science program is learning Cobol, and they submit their decks of punched cards on the honor system.”We were very careful with the computer time in those days,” say…

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Sales rep for a big software company arrives at this government agency to make his pitch for a child-support collections system — but he’s taken aback when an agency director walks in late and puts a tape recorder on the table, reports an IT pilot …

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Size matters

It’s time to upgrade the older computers at this mid-tier law firm, and after much discussion and research, an IT pilot fish’s team has decided to go with what used to be called a bookshelf PC.”I was very happy with the choice,” says fish. “The new …

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