10. Juli 2024

Ich möchte heute mal eine neue Perspektive aufmachen. Eine Perspektive auf die Branche, in der wir uns bewegen: Technologie, Software & Innovation. Eine Perspektive abseits unseres Tagesgeschäftsblicks in unseren Projekten. Nämlich auf eine wunderbare Eigenschaft, die uns die – ich sage es mal global – die Digitalisierung gebracht hat. Packen wir mal bitte die ganzen negativen Folgen seit dem Internet in eine Kiste und parken sie in Sichtweite.

May 24, 2024

"All happy families are similar; but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own special way." So begins the classic Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. These words have been with me since a seminar a few months ago and are currently finding resonance again in a topic that I notice again and again in society, politics and in companies.

March 12, 2024

Today I had to break my fast. After days of only water, juices and broth, I had solid food again today. An apple and a pear. The taste was indescribably good. I fast every year. It gives me clarity. Energy. A reset. Getting away from habits and the like.

January 15, 2024

It's always a shame. I visit companies and see their IT and software landscapes. But instead of the beautiful floodplain, where the meadows are lush, the orchards productive and the front gardens well-tended, I see Mordor, with sulphurous swamps, ash-covered land and infertile soil. And every now and then an orc peeks around the corner.

November 17, 2023

My wife got me thinking the other day: "Richie, what is the purpose of your blog? Why are you doing this?". Good question. Money? There is none. Fame and honor? Some of the feedback wasn't so nice. Customer orders? No. So I took a look back over the last few years ... Yes, exactly, years. I was flabbergasted.

November 16, 2023

Everything used to be much simpler. There was only zero or one. You voted red or black. Watched Roseanne or Lindenstraße on linear television. You were a fan of Star Wars or Star Trek. Was a woman or a man. Believed in science or the church. Used Microsoft Works or Microsoft Office. That was our lived truth.

August 1, 2023

It's uncomfortable right now. Climate. Society. Politics. Projects. We are feeling a rough wind. After years of prosperity and security, now this: climate crisis, division, fake news, war, inflation, AI, stagnating companies. It's big and small. The sins of the past (like technical debt!) are now catching up with us - from the climate crisis to legacy software. We could have done a lot better, but we didn't.

May 24, 2023

No, not another article about AI. Or maybe a lot? A little? Or not at all? Well, humans are highly ambivalent beings. Entangled in contradictions, day in, day out. We don't say what we think. We don't do what we say. We think one thing or another half the day and constantly change our minds. To paraphrase Konrad Adenauer: "What do I care about yesterday's gossip, nothing prevents me from becoming wiser." We may dislike this inconsistency in ourselves and others, but it is what defines us!

March 20, 2023

Well, tried it out yet? ChatGPT, midjourney or Jasper? "Write me a column with about 4000 characters for IT-Spektrum on the topic of agility in the future. Short sentences, casual language style" Or "What exactly does this regex do? rege(x(es)?\ xps?)" Oh yes, I become a childlike researcher again, curious and fascinated by what ideas for prompts my colleagues and acquaintances come up with.