I am in the middle of reading a book I’ve been threatening to read for a couple of years -- The Limits of Software by Robert N. Britcher. Mr. Britcher worked for IBM. His knowledge (and I believe his career) spanned the time frame of NAS Stage A and the Advanced Automation System. In other words, Mr. Britcher has been a part of what could be argued was the greatest triumph in computer software (NAS Stage A) and the greatest failure -- the AAS.
It is an odd book. I make no recommendations. Yet.
Between that, photography and house renovations, writing about ERAM is taking longer than I anticipated. In short, I’m stalling for time to think. I’ll get around to it. I’m pretty sure I’ll be finished before ERAM.
April 12, 2010