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Technology “Cool Wall” January 25, 2007

Posted by jbwan in Technology, TSSG.

Yesterday Shane dropped by for a chat and we discussed the concept of having a Top Gear style cool wall in our office for technologies. A humourous idea but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. Brian recently wrote a post about how SIP sucks and Skype rules. I have to agree with Brian, SIP does suck and in so many ways that Brian was kind enough not to mention. I feel my trashing of the protocol requires no more verbosity than to say that it will definitely be featuring in the seriously uncool section of our cool wall. Meanwhile HTTP is in the sub-zero fridge at the opposite end. ๐Ÿ™‚



1. Paul M. Watson - January 25, 2007

Great idea, count me in from the other side of the atrium.

And I’d put J2EE down in the tepid swamp end. Even JSP and Swing is a PITA compared to what I was doing a month ago in Ruby on Rails (which is pretty cool, I’d rank it highly.)

Who will be the arbiter though? Some people probably have a fetish for J2EE and want it higher than I would ๐Ÿ˜‰

2. Jonathan Brazil - January 25, 2007

Just like in Top Gear, those who are taller will use their height advantage to determine what sucks and what does not ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll have to get started on a suitable structure for our board now…

3. Martin Murphy - January 25, 2007

Slow down, Brian said: “…SIP. … I love the idea. … it’s a wet dream…”

Sounds like it should be cool.

He just said it was a bad choice for a VOIP end-user. ๐Ÿ˜‰

4. James Mernin - January 25, 2007

Count me in for this. I’ve stacks of uncool comments about everything to do with J2ME …

5. Jonathan Brazil - January 26, 2007

Right, that’s it then. That’s all the support I need. The wall will be constructed! Now just how to make it? Online Flash, paper on whiteboard, so many choices…

6. Paul M. Watson - January 26, 2007

Post it notes stuck to the bog tree ๐Ÿ˜‰

7. Jonathan Brazil - January 26, 2007

Perfect! That adds the much needed 360 degree aspect to the solution, allowing for really crap technologies to be placed at the rear of the tree so that nobody can see them. ๐Ÿ™‚

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