A brave attempt to put up a framework for assessing technological innovations, that is rich of ideas, which are in many cases [in 2023] still relevant (e.g. Cognifying in the light of GenAI), but sometimes feel out-dated (e.g. Sharing is a post-truth world).
The ‘cookbook’ approach does a lot to demystify Strategy and Architecture, while the digressions into philosophy make the relatively basic content also palatable for the advanced reader.
The book raises the question what happens if online sleuth methods are applied for profit maximization rather than for truth seeking.
Thorough expose that goes through a lot, over-indexing on the architecture side.
Although the writer clearly picks sides, she does not shy away from the role of the US in the cyber arms race.
At some points the investigative journalism is not fully convincing, but it conveys the message effectively.
Surprisingly readable for a text of this sort of technical depth
Despite the unavoidable buzzwords that come with the genre, Lean and Agile are actually sane and useful management principles.
The brave attempt to cover an inherently deep subject in a non-technical way.
It seems to be impossible to write a book about IT without referring to ‘frameworks’ (= a solution a little bit more specific than a thought, but far less concrete than a plan).