Friday, November 05, 2004

Naming things

I'm reading my first Emile Cioran book "A Short History of Decay" and it is positively brimming with quotable quotes. This one is missing from this list of Cioranisms but it grabbed the markup geek in me and shook me gently by the throat:
    "What surrounds us we endure better for giving it a name -- and moving on."

Spoken like a true markup geek.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

M/L = 1

I conjecture that

M = cL


Where

    M = The degree of mission criticality of an enterprise system Varying from 0 to 1.

    L = The degree to which that application is considered "legacy" by the IT industry. Varying from 0 to 1.

    and c is some naff constant without which, no formula can be considered complete.


Anyway, there are a number of things that you can do to mitigate the risks created as M and L creep stealthily in lock-step from 0 to 1. Virtual Operating Systems is one of them.