It's cold in the Information Age

Gartner Research's Hype Cycle diagram by Jeremy Kemp

I can't help but observe from a chat with a friend, that IT is in a bit of a crises, a "Trough of Disillusionment".

"It doesn't seem to me that there is huge progress on anything."

It's too easy to get depressed in the information age we're in.

Beside being all doom and gloom, I am trying to seek out positives. The only thing I can think of is that all my laptops (thinkpads & Apple MBP) are now rocking USB-C PSUs. It's so nice not to worry about what charger is where now. One cable for Internet & power feels like great progress. Anything else anyone?

My tact to deal with this pain is to try as I usually do.. reduce and shun complexity. Try not to burn out.


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