Sunday, May 06, 2007
The Dumbing Down of IT
Folks need to noodle the fact that just because they work in an IT organization, doesn't make them IT professionals. IT has at some level managed to grow which can be considered a success. At the same time, IT grew, so did its costs which created all sorts of disciplines such as enterprise architecture, six sigma and other things that feed on itself.
Simply put, this trend has been allowed to
At some level, IT has shifted the primary cognitive makeup for programming from logical reasoning to inductive reasoning. IT is also shifting away from software engineering towards configuration-oriented architectures. When you are doing object oriented programming like with C++ or Java you are studying large amounts of complex building blocks to find out the right way to use each. Because you have to wade through masses of data to understand what you are looking at, there has just been a shift in cognitive focus for programmers to inductive reasoning. I wonder if this is one of the reasons why we have a Knowledge Crisis...
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