Monthly Archives: June 2013

Discarding The Excellent — yet another grumpy outburst.

One of the finest engineers still alive is someone I’ve known since 1975. He came to my attention, indirectly, when I was out doing field service — adjusting mechanisms, swapping boards, diagnosing comm problems, making dead computers compute. I began … Continue reading

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On the utter folly of the “Rock Star” hiring model, or “You think you want to hire Mozart, but you should be looking for Bruckner”

Herein I present a critique of hiring practices in the tech industries, together with an awkward admission that the compose-it-now model actually worked, howbeit in a completely different business sector. Well over a year ago, having been unemployed for long … Continue reading

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