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5/21/2002 10:33:00 AM, "John Evdemon" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>popped up this morning as a rather painful reminder of the trends and
>bandwagons the industry keeps jumping onto:
Shudder ... that's painful, all right! Thanks :~)
The bits that caught my eye were:
'"People kind of viewed it as black magic, so why understand it?" says Charles Phillips,
a tech analyst at Morgan Stanley.'
'Ranking almost dead last [as a reason to buy technologies in the future]:
keeping up with the pace of change ? a factor many companies cited as a
force behind the "me-too" buying binge of the late 1990s.'
Just to bang my favorite drum, I don't think this bodes well for
"black magic" technologies which we supposedly all have to understand
because they are the Next Big Thing. Customers might be ready for a
"quiet, stress free, park bench you can sit on for a while.
A welcome haven of simplicity in the sea of complexity...."