How Rogue Techies Armed the Predator, Almost Stopped 911, and Accidentally Invented Remote War

How Rogue Techies Armed the Predator, Almost Stopped 911, and Accidentally Invented Remote War:

On the afternoon of October 7, 2001, the first day of the war in Afghanistan, an Air Force pilot named Scott Swanson made history while sitting in a captain’s chair designed for an RV. His contribution to posterity was to kill someone in a completely novel way.

 

Commentary (Dak):  Ah, the power of a motivated team focused on solving problems rather than just serving the huge organizational process gods.  Those processes have value in terms of scale and defensibility of acquisitions for well understood technologies (K-rations, anyone?) but they have their downsides.

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Clueless Companies Can’t Cope

I’m home sick today, so I’m a natural captive audience for free movies, or so I thought.

I was half-watching a movie on Crackle (Sony) on an iPad, and the “preach to the converted” ads for new RIM products were repeated so many times that, frankly, I lost count and I barely managed to finish the movie. The ads, that were amateurish at best, we’re repeated so many times that it made the product offerings look cheesy and irrelevant.

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