It's unfortunate Google didn't come up with this in time to avoid GLaDOS being revived
Chitika, a search-based online advertising network, conducted a study recently to learn the hour-by-hour market share of some of the leading Internet browsers. The study showed that IE6 ranked fourth among all browsers, grabbing 13% of usage during what many consider peak business hours. The data suggests that IE6 is being used at work, between the hours of 5 a.m. and 2 p.m., CST. After hours, the browser usage drops to 6% of all Web traffic. The same pattern emerges when comparing weekdays to weekend days, according to the research. The data also reveals that when IE6 usage drops, competitive browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Safari (as well as Microsoft's IE8) experienced an increase in usage, accounting for a greater percentage of all Web traffic than during work hours on week days."
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(b.) Meetings must be limited to information that *everyone* *needs* to know.
I've rarely seen this go well (if ever). Most meetings I have gone to (past tense due to being laid off) have been status meetings. Manager wants to find out what everyone has been doing, and somehow it's good for everyone to know what everyone else is doing. There is perhaps some merit to the latter, but not nearly as much as the manager would like to think. I really don't need to know about the supplier issues that one engineer is experiencing when I'm dealing with FPGA code on a completely different assembly. That engineer doesn't really need to know the trials and tribulations getting the EDA software licenses going. It's not like if either one of us was hit by a bus the other is going to jump right into the cockpit and be able to take off and complete the job -- we have widely varying specialities.
But I sit there and listen to everyone kvetch about what's going wrong with their portion of the project and trundle back to the desk eventually where it takes an hour to overcome the brain numbing.
It wasn't the story that made it great, it was the writing. Without Douglas Adams it can't possibly be the same. It will be to the original what margarine is to butter. I can't imagine a writer with integrity taking the job.
To be honest, the only two that come to mind would be either Neil Gaiman or Terry Pratchett. I've read Colfer's stuff, and
Hell, I would have approached Terry Jones (Starship Titanic) before Colfer and ST was pretty terrible in some ways.