Rethink IT Blog

Behaving Badly

To say that there is a lot of bad behavior on the Internet is an understatement. And I am not just talking about the disingenuous and unnuanced commentary. While those issues carry over into the general use of technology, there Read more…

IT Clutter

The amount of IT clutter is enormous. And I am not just talking about about IT hardware clutter that is sitting in storage somewhere. The are just so many files, accounts, databases and other forms of digital clutter. It can Read more…

Lost in Complexity

Information technology can be incredibly unforgiving. In all the effort made to error trap on data entry, software can be overbearing.. Yes, on one hand, thank God there is built-in error checking. Preventing the preventable…and automating that which can be Read more…

Entropy and Ergodicity

The concepts of entropy and ergodicity are very different, but they are very much related in my mind. I think they are similar because both of these concepts explain why things that are supposed to happen don’t happen. Entropy has Read more…

What is information anyway

The broad definition of information that I am using here is “any bit of data that can be transmitted.” Whether it is received, captured, understood and understood as intended to be understood is a different and more difficult question to Read more…