The Corvette.A man named Tom Nicholson posted on his Facebook account the sports car that he had just bought and how a man approached and told him that the money used to buy this car could’ve fed thousands of less fortunate people. His response to this man made him famous on the internet.READ his story as stated on Facebook below.A guy looked at my Corvette the other day and said, “I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost?”I replied “I’m not sure”:· it fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky who built it,· it fed the people who make the tires,· it fed the people who made the components that went into it,· it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires,· it fed people in at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore.· It fed the trucking people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer· and fed the people working at the dealership and their families.“BUT,… I have to admit, I guess I really don’t know how many people it fed.”This is the difference between capitalism and socialism/communism (the welfare mentality).When we buy something, we put money in people’s pockets and give them dignity for their skills.Whenever government “gives” people something for nothing, they rob them of their dignity, self-worth and their desire for self-improvement, subjecting them to the slavery and tyranny of governmental dependency.Capitalism is freely exchanging your money for something you value. Socialism is having the government take your money [taxes] against your will and give it to someone else for doing nothing.I Think this is well written and well thought out. If you agree please send it to your friends. If you disagree send it to your friends anyway, and have a nice day.
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A few weeks ago (May 2018), I started a “Go Fund Me” site to gather some money so that I can publish “The Book” that represents many of the ideas from this blog.
The Title of the book will be: “IT’s Lost Art of Software Engineering” and will contain much of what has been posted in this blog for the last few years. If you are interested, please use the link below to review my Go Fund Me site and, possibly, make a donation for me.
Please keep in mind that anyone who donates $10.00 USD or more will get a FREE and SIGNED copy of the book (I will need a mailing address after the donation) once it is available in hard copy.
Your support would mean a lot to me. Thank you so much! bgbg
27 Aug 2018: The Go Fund Me effort is dragging on very slowly and, if it doesn’t pick up its pace relatively soon, I will probably decide to return the few donations I have received and shut down this effort.
However, there is still time so if you want to make a donation (and get a FREE SIGNED copy of the book) please go to my Fund Me page (https://www.gofundme.com/bg039s-software-engineering-book&rcid=r01-15353992165-7b0de45af8ef42b2&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w) and make a $10 or more donation quickly.
Thanx you in advance, bgbg
When we are born, a birth certificate is usually created with our Name, Date, Weight, Length, Parents names, location, etc.. It is also at this point that our Health Record begins tracking injections, infections, operations, procedures, prescriptions, reactions…
When / If we join or are entered into some religious group, records are kept of the group name, location, and other pertinent information. This “membership” will also keep track of events specific to the organization: Bat Mitzvah, Baptism, Weddings, Death notices.
As we proceed through our education, data is collected about where we attended, what courses we took, what grades we achieved and what disciplinary actions might have been taken / necessary. And there are records for the costs and debts we incur. Those Student Loan records will follow us forever, whenever, however we try to lose them.
And, again, during our education, we take / make notes on paper or electronically and we retain some of these notes for studying in preparation to take exams where we get Grades and notices from our Instructors about how to improve or maintain our level of achievement
Once we graduate from schools or leave before we might have graduated, we join other communities: The Military, Religious Orders, Jobs, Companies of one kind of another. These events are when the real interesting data events start to unfurl.
Employment records keep track of Titles, Achievements, Income, Employments Benefits and Costs, Taxes (Paid or Owed), Hiring, Firing, Performance Assessments, Remediation Steps taken or suggested, …
Self employment must keep track of Expense, Income, Tax Payments, Deductions and regulatory tax filing whether we are employed or self employed.
While employed (self or otherwise) we create info in files or on paper reflecting the content and intent of our positions. Some of these records are stored on our employers’ media since they are “works for hire” and others are retained in files (paper or electronic) in our own locations: file cabinets, folders, baskets, trash bins or hard drives / cloud drives.
Some of us write books, recipes, instructions, blogs, articles, clippings, critiques, editorials. These materials are retained, published, sold, held for posterity, hoarded.
There are hard drives and manila folders all over the world that contain treasures and trash containing the data of our lives. There is value and potential wasted time in the content of these files. But, who uses these values? What happens to all that learning, discovery, insight, … if no one has access to all this data?
What will happen to your data when you no longer have access to it?
What is the After Life of our Data? Who could benefit from our information? Who will benefit from yours once you have no more need of it?
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I just want you all to know that I have started writing again. Recently, I have spent a lot of time NOT writing (did have some other things to take care of, and still do), but it appears I have the bug again!
So, I want to let all of you, my readers, know that I am starting again with new materials AND I also want you to know that I have several blogs I am writing on:
Project Management Handbook: http://www.projectmanagementhandbook.wordpress.com
BG Opinions: http://www.opinionsarefree.wordpress.com
Sixty Somethin: http://www.sixtysomethin.wordpress.com
Please check these out and I hope that you continue to enjoy reading, and please send me your comments or suggestions at email@example.com or some of my other email addresses for these blogs.