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Sit down by the digital fire, children; I’d like to tell you a tale of the end of the world.
The conversation I’m having most often lately, and more with people who have some tech background, rather than those without, goes a little something like this:
Me:“Hey, I just found this new (insert product/service/minset towards technology here) and it’s awesome. It can do this, this and this, and it syncs up perfectly with all the trends we’re seeing with respect to the future of computing. You should try it.
Random friend with tech knowledge: ”But it doesn’t do this, and it’s not the way things have always been done and I don’t like it so FAILLLLLLLLL“
It’s an odd response, especially considering the source. Technology is, in this writer’s humble opinion, about what’s new and useful and how to get it into the hands of everyone whom it would be useful for. For people who have spent their entire lives dedicating themselves to developing or understanding technology and what it brings, to suddenly not want progress seems…
Ah, but technology is also incredibly fetishistic. The culture war between Mac fanboys and Windows fanboys1 has been ample evidence of that. No matter what their interests, people are people and people don’t like change.
But change comes whether we will it or no, and those who don’t adapt are swept away.