The last time I looked at a “Hello World” introduction was about 100 years ago, while programming Fortran/Basic/Pascal/C in my initial experiences in the business world BPC (before personal computers). While it’s nice to know that there some things don’t change, instead of announcing oneself to your computer, we can now address our introductions literally to the world at large, certainly a much more daunting proposition than entering punch card decks to a faceless computer administrator.
This blog is meant to express my personal contrarian observations on the state of the business world but given the collision of our personal and business worlds these days, I may digress into the personal side from time to time. The business world, and the world in general has gone amok in the midst of the US financial crisis (whose contagion has spread throughout the developed/developing world), so there seems to be bit more to talk/comment about these days than in previous years. Whether this recession spreads into a full scale worldwide depression, as many individuals and gold bugs observe remains to be seen, Ben Bernanke’s recent comments notwithstanding.