Computing is post-Tech

  1. When cars were new, rich people hired a mechanic, who also drove the car.
  2. After a while, cars were reliable enough that driving skills became more important than mechanical knowledge and the rich hired a chauffeur.
  3. Eventually driving became easy enough that anyone could do it and cars were cheap enough that most people could have one.

Computers are mostly ‘3’ with a bit of ‘2’ for the tricky stuff. Why do we still call the career “Information Technology”?

I want my next computer to be a red one that goes with the lamp-shade and has a bit of “umph”, for when I’m late for a deadline. Complexity has been virtualised, or at least Clouded .

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