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.