Eponymous Laws For Tech Strategists

Eponymous Laws For Tech Strategists

Parkinson's Law Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion In other words, if you have a certain amount of time to complete something, that’s how long it will generally take. Murphy's Law Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong (at the worst possible time) Most ideas look great on paper. But by the time events go from A all the way through the alphabet to Z, you see who rules when it comes to getting something from the theoritical stage to the practical stage : it's Murphy's Law. No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy. Hope for the best, be ready for the worst....

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It's All About The Selfie

It's All About The Selfie

The Selfie. Everyone knows everything about it... Or do they? How was it born? Where does it come from? Here I decided to dedicate an article to the Selfie story. I, a good disciple of the Web Lord, took my laptop pilgrim to write this article and preach the Good News of Technology to you, my dear readers......

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My 12 Favorite Entity Framework Tricks

My 12 Favorite Entity Framework Tricks

The Entity Framework is an ORM system, a set of technologies that support the development of data-oriented software applications. It's part of the .NET Framework. I have been playing with it for a couple of years and here are my top tips :...

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Did You Just Say Crowdfunding?

During the month of August, I was helping out the TechOfAfrica team with the organization of an afropreneur afterwork event in Abidjan. So I was talking with a friend about that session, I was explaining that the purpose was to present the Afropreneur project and to promote the related crowdfunding campaign. But, as soon as I mentioned the word "Crowdfunding". my friend immediately shifted to a shocked face. "Huh? What's that, Nanda? Some of your geeky stuff again?", She asked. And then, I realised that what may seem obvious for some of us is not always that clear for others. This situation is amplified by the fact that many are not particularly comfortable with the language of Shakespeare. So I wrote this little article just to clear things up for everyone. Happy reading....

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The Golf Ball Effect

The Golf Ball Effect

What is the Golf Ball Effect ? First note that small causes can have huge consequenses. Butterfly Effect? When hitting the ball, a difference of a few angles will result in a big difference in the position where the ball will land....

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A Quick Guide For New Bloggers

A Quick Guide For New Bloggers

A new online "friend" was recently asking me : "What should be done to get a more lively blog or social media page ? I mean, more visits, more likes; how to have some attractive blog and online profiles." That question comes back from times to times. I don't particularly see myself as an expert in blogging or in social media marketing, but if I were to briefly sum up my humble opinion on the matter, that would be in 3 words : education, production and promotion....

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Web Citizen And Media Coverage: Yes, But...

Web Citizen And Media Coverage: Yes, But...

These days, with the advent of social networks and blogs, every citizen yearns for information as mentioned in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which says: "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." By virtue of this right, some citizens may sometimes tend to disseminate information without respecting certain rules of journalism that we will recall later. It's worth indicating that elections are a time:...

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