Tag Archives: human-factors

“On War”, what is it good for?

I was very wrong about On War, by Carl von Clausewitz. I had hoped for and expected a romp through Napoleonic warfare and tactics, with descriptions of formations, armament and maneuvers. What I got instead was a carefully considered discussion of what war is (or at least was) and what it means for the people… Read More »

Playing Nicely With Others – Answers for Academia from Software Engineering

There seem to be many parallels between academia and the world of software engineering, so what can academia learn from the development of ‘human factors’ in engineering. I am sure that engineering and science attract similar kinds of people: independent problem solvers who are wary of conventional management. Perhaps because it tends to be more… Read More »