Let me be very clear. I love technology.
Kanbans, VPNs, Boolean logic, DNS, GUIs, drag and drop? Bring it all on!
I can hold my own in a conversation about RAM and an SSD. I’ve learnt to Moodle and Doodle, and the cloud has transformed my life – truly! Hey, I’ve even been known on a good day to write a swish IIF Statement and a Do While Loop.
And yet in a great conversation the other day I forced myself to consider where technology might be leading us – where it can be used for good, and where it might impact negatively on future generations.
It took a conversation, with a person, for me to think about this more deeply. Not hardware or software or shareware or freeware. A person.
And it reminded me of what one of my most wonderful IT colleagues once told me:
“IT isn’t about computers … it’s about people.”
Perhaps that’s why I love it so much.