Saturday, June 7, 2008

Technology is Never replaced - Technology is Always displaced

in the early 80's IBM announced the arrival of the paperless office
in the early 90's databases were going to replace file systems
in the late 90's the clicks were replacing bricks
and today "clouds" are replacing installed applications

Well, electronic documents were transformational - but my office is still filled with paper
Databases are everywhere - but so are files
Lets not even talk about clicks and bricks
...and for the current cloud evangelists - well - look up a little quote from George Santayana...

Of course each of these developments were transformational - but new technology - like new culture - like the next layer of geological sediment - will always be additive.

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