28: Episode 28: Triskaidekaphobia
How technical should you be, as a manager or a marketer?
At what point is it okay to accept that you’re no longer hands-on? Vice versa, how do you keep up to speed enough to make intelligent decisions?
William Gibson quote, from “Johnny Mnemonic” (published as part of “Burning Chrome”): “These days, though, you have to be pretty technical before you can even aspire to crudeness.”
Skill stacking (although Dominic didn’t yet know the term when he wrote this post): https://findthethread.postach.io/post/intersections
The value of reference customers
How to avoid burning them out — user groups let you go one-to-many
Why a warts-and-all story may actually be better than a “perfect” reference
The power of internal references within a company
Should marketing departments have their own engineers?
Low-code/no-code, Microsoft, and open-source
Guido Van Rossum joins Microsoft: twitter.com/gvanrossum/status/1326932991566700549
Reverse recommendation! Since Apple didn’t announce a monitor that costs less than several of my early cars, what 4k monitor should I get? Zack and Mike came out strongly in favour of Dell curved monitors, which are tempting, but what else should I consider?