A pair of officials in double-breasted suits arrived at a New York school for a meeting with the principal. On their way to his office, a young student excitedly offered to demonstrate his skill at computer programming.
In a story told in 1984 by Nicholas Negroponte, I heard echoes of today’s business intelligence industry.
The boy had taught himself to program. The two visitors watched as he zipped through one thing after another on the computer, explaining everything. At one point, he couldn’t remember how to do something and flipped through a manual. He found the answer, and finished the code.… Read the rest “That’s not BI”