Matt Deacon's digestive blog

Architectural ruminations

March, 2007

  • Blogging Etiquette

    During the Web 2.0 goldfish bowl I was cornered on the blogging policy at Microsoft to which I answered that while we are in no way scensored on what we talk about at the end of the day by blogging we represent our organisation and therefore should not...
  • The Goldfish bowl!

    So back to the highs at insight and the goldfish bowls in particular. So what are they? Well simply put you set up a number of chairs in a large circle facing inwards and in the middle you set another circle of typically 5 chairs also facing inwards...
  • Early thoughts on SPA

    I’m just back from SPA and still haven’t had time to really properly unpack my thoughts. However, my desire to get some thoughts off my chest seems to be preventing me from sleeping – so here I am at 2:44am (silly idiot) and apologies in advance for any...
  • Unbundling the bank

    “Technology is the primary business driver in the banking industry” or so Craig Heimark said during his session at QCon today, not that the business is really aware, all they see is the changes in the competitive landscape. However, as he argues this...
  • Developing the Future @ Insight

    This year at insight we tried a few experiments to engage and drive debate and discussion with, it has to be said, varying levels of success. However, we did manage to generate some output and I have just posted up the notes from the clinics on the insight...
  • Does Microsoft get Interoperability?

    Working in the Architect space interoperability is never far from your door especially given the advances in communications, performance etc. I had the great fortune to meet up with an co-host a round table with the legendary Jean Paolo, GM Jean Paoli...