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That's where the change is. The possibilities you can realize.
No technology will ever make up for unskilled developers, immature products, bad methodologies, unrealistic requirement documents and incompetent management. The industry average is average for a reason.
What will change is not the rate of success. What will change is the ability of the successful to do more interesting things, and do them better.
Fifty years ago we had to walk punchcard boxes from one room to another, now we trade messages with people on the other side of the globe. With spellchecking!
Back then we kept a rolodex with hand written scribbles and stapled business cards, today we have tools that update our rolodex in real time.
That’s where the change is. The possibilities you can realize.