100 Words on Progress

I have often said that, “Information Technology is the only industry whose growth is dependent on the problems it creates” with good reason.  Touted as a solution that will eliminate human error, we forget that humans create technology which is therefore susceptible to human error itself.  If technology was perfect, there would be no operating system patches, upgrades, or vulnerabilities to address.  Often, in the rush to get new technology to market, corners are cut and issues overlooked.  Good becomes simply good enough.  The inevitable impact is that problems arise and must be dealt with, driving growth.  And more problems.

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