The little dog Toto pulls back the curtain and exposes the Wizard. In this most embarrassing moment the Wizard thunders out, “pay no attention to the little man behind the curtain.” Well, there are many IT organizations and IT “professionals” saying the same thing these days. Too many IT professionals are Wizards pretending to be something they are not. They manipulate knobs and dials creating a lot of smoke and noise. They give the appearance what they are doing is really complex and sometimes even frightening. When challenged they will speak in techno talk in hopes they will not be challenged.
Over the years, I have pulled back a lot of IT curtains and heard over and over again “pay not attention to the little man behind the curtain.”
Watch out for fling monkeys too!
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