July 20, 2013

The refactoring of everything

I’ll start with three observations:

As written, that’s probably pretty obvious. Even so, it’s easy to forget just how pervasive the refactoring is and is likely to be. Let’s survey some examples first, and then speculate about consequences.

I could keep going on for a while; for example, I haven’t said anything yet about “intelligent storage”; indeed, I haven’t even mentioned analytic platforms or their SQL-on-Hadoop cousins. But hopefully I’ve run through enough different cases to justify the slightly hyperbolic title of this post.

So what are some possible implications? My candidates start:

The IT industry seems likely to remain interesting for a long time to come.


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