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Stepford: A vision of IT utopia

In this ideal world, business users gratefully accept whatever techno-babble nonsense IT throws at them, with technology having become utterly divorced from any business purpose whatsoever.
Written by Michael Krigsman, Contributor on

This Geek and Poke cartoon captures the spirit of relationship, alignment, and understanding between IT and business. However, to create a broader vision of IT utopia, I made a few small changes, adding an extra comment at the top and red-lining some original cartoon text.

In this ideal world, business users gratefully accept whatever techno-babble nonsense IT throws at them, with technology having become utterly divorced from any business purpose whatsoever.

Call it "Stepford IT," where business people have (finally) been trained to carry forth IT's bidding with flawless accuracy and pleasing smiles. Yes, this is indeed IT utopia in action.

A vision of IT utopia

[Oliver Widder, creator of Geek and Poke, drew the original cartoon in response to a post by ZDNet colleague, Joe McKendrick, called "SOA targets the business, but is the business sold on SOA?".]

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