Are those mad technologists’ opinions killing IT?

Are those mad technologists’ opinions killing IT?

Naomi Dunford writes about technology professionals — and doesn’t even realize it.

Replace all occurrences of the word ‘marketing’ below with ‘technology’ and those of ‘Pinterest’ with the latest technology related buzzword of your choosing. Go.

I’m particularly partial to my own children, although I also like other people’s children when they’re sleeping or in photographs.

One of the things I do not like about children is their propensity to take their opinion and turn it into fact.

This makes me… peevish. I have Libra in my chart. I don’t like it.

Interestingly, this is a trait that is also very common in marketing professionals.

Walk into any marketing meeting in any company anywhere in the world and I promise you, you’re going to see a guy named Brad defending his perspective (or attacking yours) as if he’s on a mission from God.

“I know we’re a regional logistics company but IF WE DO NOT GET ON PINTEREST OUR ENTIRE VILLAGE WILL DIE IN A FIRE AND THEN THERE WILL BE VIKING RAIDS AND THEY’LL PROBABLY TAKE OUR SMARTPHONES AWAY, TOO!!!”

Am I wrong?

Funny, I could have sworn she was talking about technology professionals, not marketers.