Those of us who work in IT have historically focused on being technology experts, as we should, but what should be our main focus? President David O. McKay, in the October 1966 general conference of the Church, said scientific discoveries “stagger the imagination. … discoveries latent with such potent power, either for the blessing or the destruction of human beings as to make men’s responsibility in controlling them the most gigantic ever placed in human hands. … This age is fraught with limitless perils, as well as untold possibilities.” Today, technology enables those “untold possibilities . . . latent with potent power.” The IT acronym, information and technology, defines our focus. Too often, however, technology experts focus on the “T” as that which is most important. It is exciting and captures our imagination as it changes, moves, and evolves. As Copernicus realized that the earth was not the center of the universe, we in IT need to have a similar epiphany. The center of our universe is not the technology, but the information – not the “T,” but the “I.” Read more. ( task=view id=370 Itemid=1)
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