Author Archive for Ed Boclair

Guest Commentary: The Simplicity of Black Box Integration

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” — Leonardo da Vinci I wonder if Leonardo da Vinci was envisioning the flexibility and capabilities that are inherent in black box technology when he made this comment. Just think about it, an input goes into the black box millions of times a day and yields the same output, time after time. With each input being transformed into the correct output in a microsecond, black box is simple, yet truly […]

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Guest Commentary: TMS–Build vs. Buy?

A few months back, the spring on my garage door broke. My wife told me that I had the skills to repair the garage door and she said, “Wouldn’t it be a nice weekend project?” As I sized up the situation and repair job, I could envision the weekend ahead of me: reviewing repair websites, making multiple trips to the hardware store, calling in favors from friends…essentially spending the entire weekend tackling the project. I […]

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