New Zealand had a census earlier this week. It asked citizens to nominate their religion. For atheists and others who can’t tick one of the boxes there’s a choice of ‘no religion’.
That’s the box I’d choose if the census asked me about technology choices.
Others get religious about technology. Apple is obviously a cult. There are those who believe Microsoft has all the answers and then there’s the tech equivalent of Scientology: Linux. Those people with their furry penguin god can be scary at times.
Likewise there are people who hold mystical beliefs in the power of fibre to solve all of mankind’s problems.
Cast me out into the wilderness if you will, but I refuse to sign up for any techo religion. Apart from anything else, technology changes at such a pace it doesn’t make sense to nail yourself to any particular cross.
There’s a reason why people who sell technology use words like ‘guru’ and ‘evangelist’ to describe their work. I’m not sucked in.
In technology, those two job titles are just fancy ways of saying ‘sales’. And some of those sales critters are peddling snake oil.