"Enterprise software won't get you laid"

Summary:In case you missed the enterprise software blog feud and food fight this weekend, here's the summary from Robert Scoble:Michael Krigsman says I don’t understand enterprise software.Nick Carr says Michael Krigsman (the guy above) doesn’t understand enterprise software.

In case you missed the enterprise software blog feud and food fight this weekend, here's the summary from Robert Scoble:

Michael Krigsman says I don’t understand enterprise software.

Nick Carr says Michael Krigsman (the guy above) doesn’t understand enterprise software.

Then I responded to Nick, tons of other people jumped in, and we were off to the races.

Given the brouhaha, what was all the fuss about? Nothing more than the old blind men and the elephant story:

And so these men of Indostan Disputed loud and long, Each in his own opinion Exceeding stiff and strong, Though each was partly in the right, And all were in the wrong!

And for those needing it spelled out more explicitly:

The story is used to indicate that reality may be viewed differently depending upon one's perspective, showing how absolute truths may be relative; the deceptive world of half-truths.

Ross Mayfield summarized the whole thing beautifully:

Enterprise Social Software doesn't get you laid, it gets you promoted

There's nothing I could add to improve that summary.

Topics: Enterprise Software, Software

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Michael Krigsman is recognized internationally as an analyst, strategy advisor, enterprise advocate, and blogger. For CIOs and IT leadership, he addresses issues such as innovation, business transformation, project-related business objectives and strategy, and vendor planning. For enterprise software vendors and venture-funded star... Full Bio

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