About the Author Sharky

Indexo patronum!

It’s a few decades back when this college student pilot fish lands a part-time IT job at a research hospital, where part of his job is helping out doctors who have — surprise! — research projects.”One doctor had received a grant and developed a st…

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Honor, redefined

Flashback to 1981, when this pilot fish and everyone else in his university computer science program is learning Cobol, and they submit their decks of punched cards on the honor system.”We were very careful with the computer time in those days,” say…

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Sales rep for a big software company arrives at this government agency to make his pitch for a child-support collections system — but he’s taken aback when an agency director walks in late and puts a tape recorder on the table, reports an IT pilot …

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