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BLOG: The one thing we know about the future is that it's coming

Thornton A. May | Aug. 27, 2013
In the history of computing, enterprise IT has rarely ever been prepared for the future. But we can't go on that way.

Of course, in the history of computing, enterprise IT has rarely ever been prepared for the future. Think about it. Were we ready for the PC, client/server or the Web? Decidedly not. But we can't go on that way.

H.G. Wells planted the seed for modern futurism with a series of essays called "Anticipations," in which he advocated that thinkers/actors in the present should devote substantive cognitive resources to shaping the future. I think he was right.

 

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