Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Illiterates

Read this wonderful quote by Alvin Toffler : The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. In the information technology business nothing could be truer. Be it the inability to adapt with changing landscape of product and solutions in the marketplace, recalibrate design and architecture ideas to fit the advances that have taken place since those ideas were first formulated years ago, or failing to spot the most promising technologies to invest in - there are innumerable ways in which to be a 21st century illiterate in the IT business.

I have had the pleasure of knowing some outstanding literates over the years but the legions of illiterates are a force to be reckoned with. Often the constitute the drag force that hobbles the technology infrastuctre of business that depend on it - become the key reason for them falling behind their competitors.

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