Recently, I received an e-mail from a colleague I worked with on a project for a division of GE here in the U.S. He mentioned a system we built more than ten years ago. It was one of the first real business intelligence systems for that organization.

I was reminded of the process of moving because when you're moving, you are consumed with all the work of the task. You're carrying boxes, you're directing movers where to put boxes, and all the while, in the back of your mind, you're working on a seemingly endless checklist of new phone lines, address changes, finding a new doctor, locating your favorite mayonnaise at the new grocery store, etc.

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