The Cost of Better Information

Many well-intentioned IT pros assume that the basic problem of management is lack of better information. If you're in the business of building information systems, better often implies more, and better certainly implies sooner. Here's a news article about the side-effects of giving ubiquitous medical information access to medical professionals. We've created a beautiful map of you, and ...

Sure It’s Fun–Until Someone Gets Hurt!

I came across an interesting article on over-regulating playground safety. Fear of litigation has caused New York City officials to remove equipment deemed dangerous (like see-saws) and replace them with safer (and more boring) playground equipment. Safety-first playgrounds take a simplistic approach to safety. They are concerned with safety in the a particular situation, and so ...