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GripeLog: Information Technology: Just a Commodity?

Jun 20, 2003, 22:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Is IT just a commodity? I almost wish that were the case.

"The media has been full of stories lately questioning the value of information technology, with The New York Times, The Economist, the Harvard Business Review and others having weighed in on the issue. The dot-com bust has permanently soured both investors and business users on the tech sector, they say. College students are eschewing computer sciences for biotech and other fields. Basically, the critics say, IT is now just a commodity like any other, and not a very interesting commodity at that..."

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