My LinkedIn article “Don’t ban facial recognition”

This post serves as a pointer to an article that I just published on LinkedIn, “Don’t ban facial recognition.” If you’re going to prohibit use of a particular tool, you may want to check the alternatives to that tool to see if the alternatives are better…or worse. To read the article, go here.

The biometric systems development lifecycle

One advantage of holding multiple job positions (rather than a single position) is that I have been exposed to every part of the biometric systems development lifecycle, either from a management perspective, an analysis perspective, or a documentation perspective. During my years with IDEMIA, MorphoTrak, Motorola, and Printrak, and continuing in my Bredemarket consulting career,Continue reading “The biometric systems development lifecycle”

Has your firm provided your “spiky points of view” on the draft NISTIR 8334 yet?

Over the weekend, I shared a link to a Biometric Update article that talked about a new draft document from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. While Biometric Update shared a link to the draft document itself, it didn’t share the link that explicitly explained how interested parties could comment on the draft document.Continue reading “Has your firm provided your “spiky points of view” on the draft NISTIR 8334 yet?”

The content continuum: content is not simply “external” or “internal”

This post gets into the weeds about different types of content creation and moves from the binary choices of “external content” vs. “internal content” to a discussion of a more robust content continuum. This may not be useful to everyone, but it’s useful to ME so I’m putting it on (virtual) paper. Introduction Binary thinkingContinue reading “The content continuum: content is not simply “external” or “internal””

Why I never…well, rarely…use the word “customize”

Most of my writing work over the last 25-plus years has been devoted to rather complex computer software. Unlike simpler computer software that works “out of the box,” more complex software packages such as automated fingerprint identification systems (AFIS) need some tweaking before you can use it. For example, let’s say that I’m selling anContinue reading “Why I never…well, rarely…use the word “customize””


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