As I sit here on a wonderful summer’s eve somewhere in the middle of Sweden I realize that I’m just a few days short of my 14th anniversary as a full time employee within the IT-business. I add my years as self employed teenage enthusiast before that and I reach a second realization: I’m a veteran. Sure, it’s not a lot compared to other industries but one must also remember that the IT-business is somewhat different to others. Everything moves so fast. Innovations happens every day. New buzz words frequently pops up. Some dies out soon but some move on to become some sort of standard in a world where standards are out dated before they are agreed upon.
Ok, I may be a bit over dramatic and just a wee bit over the top nostalgic. But at the same time there’s no denying it, things are moving so fast and to stay updated one must spend a very significant amount of time keeping up. As you move up the ladder, unwillingly or not, you get less and less time for tech. I find that to be quite sad and I intend to do something about it.