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..."