About

Michael Wilkes, a.k.a. the “Disambiguator”

Companies hire me to fight custom software’s two great enemies: Complexity and Change.

Contact me through my LinkedIn profile.
Michael

My technology career started in the Navy in 1974 and my software career began in 1983. The roles I in which I have served my customers include:

  • Electronics Technician
  • Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Software Consultant
  • Business Owner
  • Software Development Manager

I am from the road, with more addresses than knobs on a hat rack. My next move will require six men in dark suits.I am from the sea, as pragmatic as a clove hitch and as untethered as a lost sea anchor.

I am from the sky, pulled up by dreams both frightening and serene.

I am from print, inspired by texts as sublime as Solomon and as ruthless as Godin.

I am bits of merchant marine, mechanic and marksman.

I am laced with bookkeeper, clown, preacher, politician and hypnotherapist.

I am electronic, existing as a ripple in the ever changing technology landscape.

I am all of these and none of them on any given day.
I refuse definition, eschewing what was and is in deference to what will be.
I am the rock on which my children stood for a while.
What I will become, only God knows.