I remember reading about technology to allow lit marketing messages on the night sky.
I actually think that's a cool idea and would love to see that happen. I might have to seriously look into making this happen. So, that first time you look up into the night sky and see "Eat at Joe's" lighting up the sky, you'll know that you are the reason why.
As for all the ads all over the place. I don't mind them. I just block them out when I want (yes, even in real life). Who the hell needs adblock? But I do like the information as well sometimes. Occasionally it's entertaining, but it's a good, quick way to know when something cool is coming out or a new restaurant is opening. And a downtown without loud and gaudy blinking signs all over the place? That's not a downtown! That's a ghost town.
Now, if you think about it, I *am* wrong.
you could find yourself looking for a new job at best, and looking out from a shallow grave in the middle of nowhere at worst.
So true. The biggest proponents of Scrum/Agile are the "instructors." It's just propaganda to make you think that Scrum really works. While it might look great to the MBAs and other execs, it just doesn't work in the real world, at least at any company that has a budget and wants to actually make a profit. I'm sure it would work beautifully on side projects, non-profit projects, etc... where you're not concerned about money, though.
Oh yeah, and a case in point on the GP's propaganda:
I no longer think of developers as professional if they fail to use these practices.
So, he resorts to telling programmers, basically, that they're not professional if they don't use Scrum. Trying to appeal to that person's guilt and shame. Sorry, but I don't fall for these "shame" tactics. Just a tactless, tasteless ploy to try and lure people to Scrum.
Ah, poor little ice bike with his tiny little five figure user id can't handle a little condescension on the phone.
Fortunately, it is impossible to adopt a condescending tone in a written exchange.
You just did it.
by Jack Handy...
I bet what happened was they invented fire and the wheel on the same day. Then, that night, they burned the wheel.
(Full Disclosure) Quote taken from: http://www.deepthoughtsbyjackhandey.com/
Disraeli was pretty close: actually, there are Lies, Damn lies, Statistics, Benchmarks, and Delivery dates.