very boring subject I know, Defense Acquisitions, but recently DOD has put together a pretty good assessment of how bad, bad can be: Defense Performance Assessment Site. Make sure to read the Executive Summary.
"In the spring of 2000, a year and a half before the 9/11 attacks, Erik
Kleinsmith made a decision that history may judge as a colossal
Then a 35-year-old Army major assigned to a little-known intelligence
organization at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, Kleinsmith had compiled an
enormous cache of information -- most of it electronically stored --
about the Al Qaeda terrorist network. It described the group's presence
in countries around the world, including the United States...."
I've been seeing a number of adverts for Microsoft office (the one with the dinosaurs), it made me think: Hmmm, is this software as good as the dinosaurs were or are we the dinosaurs for using Microsoft Office and one day will we extinct for using it... are we one virus, cold snap, meteor away from hard drive annihilation? The dino's don't seem to be evolving... Maybe that's the point MS Office keeps you in an evolutionary dead-end. Maybe hard drive spinning warms lizards... Or since the software is bloated so should our mascot.
Only dinosaurs work in offices, not from home or for a small nimble company? Not the best way