Perhaps the answer is what we’ve come to think of as the High-Tech Illusion: the widely held conviction among people who deal with any aspect of new technology (as who of us does not?) that they are in an intrinsically high-tech business. They are indulging in the illusion whenever they find themselves explaining at a cocktail party, say, that they are “in computers,” or “in telecommunications,” or “in electronic funds transfer.” The implication is that they are part of the high-tech world. Just between us, they usually aren’t. The researchers who made fundamental breakthroughs in those areas are in a high-tech business. The rest of us are appliers of their work. We use ...
- Chapter 1 Somewhere Today, a Project Is Failing
- from Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams, Third Edition
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
- Released: June 2013
What a cruel reality...
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