CIO Today: Perceptual Change and Consequences
Mar 28, 2005, 01:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)
"One of the most common mistakes you hear people make is
demonstrated in the use of the word 'platform' as a kind of
shorthand that explicitly refers to hardware and software while
implicitly proclaiming the general applicability of the speaker's
expertise to many different hardware and software environments.
"In reality, software environments are not interchangeable. The
management methods and ideas applicable to one may, or may not,
apply in the other..."