It’s Spring!

Well, almost.

Okay: a few more weeks, but in the interim, it feels like it. Outside (70 degrees in Seattle, San Francisco and Dallas) and inside, by coincidence.

So what have I been singing? Well, my litany of ‘spring’ songs, of course. Starting with: "It might as well be spring":

I’m as restless as a willow in a windstorm,
I’m as giddy as a baby on a swing.
Why should I have spring fever,
when it isn’t even spring?

I’m starry-eyed and vaguely discontented
like a nightingale without a song to sing.
Oh why should I have spring fever,
when it isn’t even spring?

I keep wishing I were somewhere else
walking down a strange new street.
Hearing words that I’d never heard before,
from a girl I’m yet to meet.

I’m as silly as spider spinning daydreams,
as jumpy as a puppet on a string.
(but) I haven’t seen a crocus or a rosebud,
or a robin on the wing.
Yet I feel so gay,
in a melancholy way,
it might well as be spring.


About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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