Every so often, Gabrielle says something which makes me take a good look at myself.
Yesterday whe was looking through the latest David Jones department store catalogue, and pointed to a jumper and asked me if I'd like it. I was looking at it, and thinking about it when she said, "No, I suppose not, that's just too conservative for you."
Here's a link to the catalogue page. It's the jumper in the top left corner of the page.
"Sportscraft man's square plaid merino knit in chocolate."
What I was actually thinking was that I'd owned a knitwear vest in the same pattern in the early 1980's and that I'd usually worn it playing golf. But after Gabrielle made her comment, I started to wonder about the clothes I wear. Are they too outrageous? I dunno. I'll have to think about it some more.
Anyway, I thought the jumper was a bit too expensive anyway. $130.
I've been reading Grady Booch's blog for over a year. John Simmons has put up this interview with Mr. Booch. The format's a bit stilted, but Mr. Booch is a generous and informative interview subject.
If you've got an interest in computers and their impact on our lives, and you don't read Booch, then you've missing out on something good.
Grady Booch is an IBM fellow, and in the interview he describes his job as:
My role as a Fellow is to invent the future and to destroy bureaucracy, I’m a designated free radical for IBM, and it’s my job to disturb the norm, to think outside of the box, to make people uncomfortable with the status quo, plus have I have a license to do so.