First recorded in 1965, but popular as ever in the 1990s. It somewhat complimented the CEO's projection that the revenue was going to double from its B ...
and there was massive building program going on to double manufacturing capacity (and I guess "fast track" was attempting to double executives? However, in the mid-80s, it was clear that hardware was becoming increasingly commoditized and the business was starting to move in the opposite direction (in a few years the company was to go into the red) fast track also has overtones of Boyd's To Be or To Do ...
past posts mentioning NSFNET backbone for slightly additional NSFNET backbone topic drift ... My point was not that Ctrl V was set in immutable stone, but that it had more-or-less supplanted the alternative key combination for Paste, which is/was Shift Ins[ert].
I had done a lot of work on large clusters of 370 and/or 801 processors ... My keyboard doesn't even *have* an Insert key, though there is the Ins key on the number pad. Exercises played by the designers of any new keyboard (not just IBM's!
This is old email about being scheduled to give a presentation to the director of NSF on NSFNET backbone ... The convention here in Canada is to make a long weekend by taking the following Monday off, rather than the preceding Friday.
but getting pre-empted for meeting on "processor clusters" and having to find a substitute to give the backbone presentation to director of NSF: in this old post more recent post discussing various aspects of high-speed data transport and NSFNET backbone old email listing some of the organizations being invited to NSFNET/HSDT backbone meeting ... So (with the exception of Easter) we don't have virtual Fridays - but those virtual Mondays are a bitch.
we did some work with a large public utility 15 yrs ago ... which resulted in RDBMS efficiency for things like ATM transactions ... The result was that it was fairly people intensive to do a schema ... leading to large proliferation of different mission-specific RDBMS in large organization. related to the upthread reference to converting the internal network to sna/vtam ... To be fair, this did result in a sleeker, faster VNET in the end, but at a considerable cost in material and in human terms. re: If IBM Hadn't Bet the Company fast track especially became epidemic in the later half of the 80s. Usage: Don't hold that meeting tomorrow afternoon - it's a virtual Friday. When new deli moved in across the main plant site ... this is a real bummer, plant-site substation is being turned off for the three days and also Los Gatos lab. Anybody have a machine that will be up and running???? but it requires an extra virtual machine(a "service" virtual machine which runs PCTERM and interfaces to PVM). IBM Watson's Ancestors: A Look at Supercomputers of the Past mentions powerparallel SP2 with up to 128 nodes announced April 1994. part of old press item here, SP1 to be deliver by YE92 11May92 early Jan92 meeting in Ellison's conference room discussing 128 processor cluster by YE92 and SP1 press item barely month later 2/17/92 old email mentioning cluster scaleup the last one email from above was possibly just hrs before project was transferred and we were told we couldn't work on anything with more than four processors as part of ha/cmp product effort recent x-over mid-80s "processor cluster" reference in the (greater ibm) "Is email dead?
Recent reference in this old email and in this post about "virtual Friday" (from ibm jargon) Note that Boyd's To Be or To Do scenario is a little different from the "Peter Principle" ... Both Boyd's To Be or To Do and IBM's Fast Track have the sense that blemishes are kept off their record.
Let me explain the MS to world: Stop sending money, we have enough - was Re: Most ... Project Monterey https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Monterey -- virtualization experience starting Jan1968, online at home since Mar1970 I had done some analysis of CVE reports (in part support for my merged security taxonomy & glossary) ...
can't run Vista time spent/day on a computer The Perfect Computer - 36 bits? back when they were still being handled by Mitre (at the time, I had asked some of the Mitre people if the reports could follow a little more structured reporting; at the time they said they were lucky enough to get people to fill them out at all).
I'm currently reading Bing West's recently published book "The Wrong War" point is periodically made about various (To Be) officers being extremely "risk adverse" since blemishes on the record can block promotion. "Peter Principle" can imply that the incompetent getting promoted, may not be actively involved in the promotion decisions (almost passive with respect to the events); Boyd's To Be or To Do has more of the sense that incompetent have been actively campaigning for the promotions.
The corollary involves individuals that spend the majority of their time & effort actively involved in "career management" (their nominal responsibilities and business taking a backseat).