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    Friday, June 25, 2004

    Your reading choices: Revolutionizing IT or Best Albums of the '70s

    I just acquired an armful of the newish David Andrews and Kenneth Johnson book Revolutionizing IT: The Art Of Using Information Technology Effectively. Work had extras after a recent promotion and I walked away with a small pile. I've given it a quick skim, and it's not a bad little book, although I think "revolutionizing" may be an overstatement for the material inside. It's a very, very high level view of IT project management (and project management in general), but it offers some solid advice.

    If you're a member of the PMI or a seasoned PM, then you won't get much out of this book. If you're curious about the topic, though, drop me a note offline and I can get you a complimentary copy of the hardcover edition. (The retail price is $29.95. The Amazon price is $20.37.)

    If the thought of project management makes you nod off, then maybe a list of the top 100 albums from the 1970s is more your style. Pitchforkmedia finished releasing their list this morning. I own 13 of the top 20. A good thing? Not sure. But I'm tossing on David Bowie's Low to celebrate the approaching weekend.