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Lessons in Grid Computing The System Is a Mirror






CONTENTS
Foreword by Geoffrey Moore
xi
Foreword by Thornton May
xiii
Acknowledgments
xvii
CHAPTER 1
The Prime Theorem
1
Information Systems Mirror the People that Build Them
CHAPTER 2
Interfaces
7
How They Work and What Happens When They Are Broken
CHAPTER 3
Relationship Management
21
We Can No Longer Manage the Systems as Single Nodes
CHAPTER 4
Virtualization
36
A Natural Stage in the Maturity Cycle of Technologies
CHAPTER 5
Orchestration
59
Finding a Sensible Order amid too Many Complications
to Count
CHAPTER 6
Complexity
80
Databases, Passwords, Collaboration, Funding, Smashed
Atoms, and a Professor
CHAPTER 7
Distributed Resources
99
Two Types of Diffusion—Compute Resources and
Human Capital
CHAPTER 8
Flash Teams
122
Analysis of New Organizational Groups from Several
Perspectives
CHAPTER 9
Network as Narrative Form
138
Basic Building Blocks Connected to Create Various
Structures
CHAPTER 10
Identity
155
Finding the Needle in the Haystack and Giving It a Name
CHAPTER 11
Organizational Architecture
170
How We Organize Ourselves Is as Important as What We
Say and Do
CHAPTER 12
(Theory of) Resonant Usability
181
Everything Is Moving to the Presentation Layer, Where
Humans Interact
CHAPTER 13
Turbulence
208
Creating Stability in the Face of Chaotic Disruption
CHAPTER 14
Libraries
232
Two Lives, Two Windows, and the Search for Information
CHAPTER 15
Abstraction
246
Lift Yourself above the Conflicting Details and Look for
Similarity
CHAPTER 16
Insubordination as an Asset
260
Why You Must Allow Employees to Disagree with Your
Decisions
CHAPTER 17
The Consortium
281
The Multisourced IT Organization and a Software
Commons—Our Future
CHAPTER 18
The Everysphere
303
An Example of Synchronous Events between “Unrelated”
Objects
CHAPTER 19
Q Narratives
318
Understand the Story and You Will Understand the
Business Process
CHAPTER 20
Leaving Flatland
333
To Adjust Somehow after Learning That Your World
Has Another Dimension
CHAPTER 21
We Are the Platform
348
Some Final Observations about the System and the Mirror
Index
358

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