Thursday, July 23, 2015

What Happened to Progress, Listening & Dialogue?

What happened To progress, Listening & Dialogue?
By Nick Ashton, CEO/CTO, CommSmart Global Group of Companies.

It seems some have become “Know It All’s! 

Or, even worse, stating, “Don’t Tell Me What You Know, Have Proven and Works, As I Don’t Care!  “In Fact I Am In Management, A CEO, CFO, Director of Trust & Security, I Am The IT Guru of the Company, I Know It All!

What arrogance!  I spoke with such a person yesterday, in fact every single day, the majority of corporate management have this attitude. 

They are the Blinkered Society! 

Oh, hard of hearing too!

Do you see that we are accelerating the demise of the respect of the clients who make you the money to build you empires and live the lifestyle?  Those that fit this bill, which they will never admit to, have the audacity not to listen and think that their effluent does not stink?

Progress is with us to stay, folks like Alexander Graham Bell, Tesla, Edison, Leonard Kleinrock, J.C.R. Licklider, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Jimmy Fallon, Jeb Bush and so many more.  What is it with this elitist’s attitude and how it is spiraling out of control because of the arrogance or is it just a human factor?

The Internet has become the stable of all we do and should not be brushed aside or just accepted.  It must be nurtured, protected and used carefully as it is the backbone of future.

So where did it all begin?  The initial idea is credited as being Leonard Kleinrock's after he published his first paper entitled "Information Flow in Large Communication Nets" on May 31, 1961.

In 1962, J.C.R. Licklider became the first Director of IPTO and gave his vision of a galactic network. In addition to ideas from Licklider and Kleinrock, Robert Taylor helped create the idea of the network that later became ARPANET.

In the summer of 1968, the Network Working Group (NWG) held its first meeting chaired by Elmer Shapiro with the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) with attendees: Steve Carr, Steve Crocker, Jeff Rulifson, and Ron Stoughton. In the meeting, the group discussed solving issues related to getting hosts to communicate with each other.

In December 1968, Elmer Shapiro with SRI released a report "A Study of Computer Network Design Parameters." Based on this work and earlier work done by Paul Baraon, Thomas Marill and others; Lawrence Roberts and Barry Wessler helped to create the final version of the Interface Message Processor (IMP) specifications. Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc. (BBN) was later awarded the contract to design and build the IMP subnetwork.

Just a little background on what you are reading this on, in case you think Al Gore invented the Internet and is most probably the cause himself, of so called, Global Warming.

Security is of the utmost importance.  Remember when they invented the motorized buggy?  Maybe a little before your time, but they made a person walk in front of the buggy and wave a red flag, they thought people needed warning of this new phenomenon.  I am not suggesting that we need red flags or do we?

It is the human element that is the problem!  Human errors cause most disasters and right now hacking, phishing and MIIT Brutal attacks are a major cause for concern.

It is All About Attitude Change...




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