There's a new comic strip about software with the, um, mysterious title, Not Invented Here (I just caught the preposterous domain name: http://notinventedhe.re)… The strip deals with issues like security, and comments posted by readers say things like, “I DEMAND you take the bug out of my company's conference room immediately!” and “Wow, it is as if you have a mole in our office!”. So, with the authors’ permission, here's a taste.
It all starts off innocently enough:
Wait. I think I've met these people.
Yikes. Maybe I am these people!
And if you're in the business, you can't miss this one, which will take you over to the NIH site.
If you're wondering where this can possibly come from, the strip is by Bill Barnes and Paul Southworth. I don't know Paul yet, but readers may know Bill's work from Unshelved, which has been making librarians guffaw for years (an easy task?) The truth is, Bill knows a lot about what goes on with software – in fact one of his gigs was herding cats during the first version of CardSpace. Now he's totally dedicated to his strips – should be a lot of fun – and enlightening too.