With the disaster in New Orleans - when else in modern times have you heard of a city that size being simply abandoned? - yesterday's stampede in Iraq that killed hundreds (mainly women and children), and today's anniversary of the hostage event in Belsan, Russia, it seems a bit callous to blog about software today.
I'll resume tomorrrow, before Labor Day Weekend. Anyway, I've shut myself off from the world most of this week to do some writing - a paper for IEEE Software, one for an IBM journal, my upcoming keynote for SDForum, and preparation for some customer visits.
While I have you, let me make a pitch for the Red Cross and their disaster relief fund, in support of the crisis in the Gulf region.