Don’t worry, you haven’t missed it - just try to be patient. Although the rest of the world celebrated on Tuesday, New Zealand will have to wait until Monday the 26th to experience the revelry and mystique of Microsoft Scalability Day.
Forget New Years Eve and Christmas Day. Are they even relevant any more?
Scalability Day speaks to every man, woman and nerd-child in a modern, multi-cultural world. It celebrates how one software product, Microsoft Windows NT Server, grew from a low-end server operating system to a mission critical applications platform. How can it fail to capture the popular imagination?
And with all the extra productivity, cost cutting and labour savings that the use of Microsoft Windows NT will give the worker, it won’t be long before we’ll all be able to take the day off.
So if you’re planning on overindulging and just losing yourself in the madcap mayhem of it all, go ahead. No doubt, you’ll be throwing scalability parties, wearing those zany scalability costumes and singing the traditional scalability songs.
Here at Computerworld we’ll be covering the nuts and bolts of Scalability Day and we promise to report it in all its glorious detail for your reverent reflection - once you get over your hangover.