Stephen’s Axioms: The impact of workflow in a multi-media environment

In our last blog entry we reported on some of the new workflow tools coming out of the NAB convention. But, what is a workflow tool and why is it relevant?

I’d like to begin the discussion by quoting an old friend, Stephen Angelovich (who passed away far too early, seemingly a lifetime ago). Stephen was a partner of mine at NBC Universal and one of the best software & systems architects I’ve ever met. Although I had written software, before I met Steve, I believed that setting up electronic systems was difficult – Once we got the hardware in place, any rough spots could be fixed later with software. Stephen taught the lesson that “Hardware is easy and Software is hard.”