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And indeed, all limits to human action, once laid down as absolute laws—God’s law, natural law, moral law—are now falling before the onslaught of technology’s productive-destructive capabilities.

Emanuele Severino, The Essence of Nihilism

Mundus vult decipi: the world wants to be deceived. The truth is too complex and frightening; the taste for the truth is an acquired taste that few acquire.

Martin Buber, I and Thou

Although technology might be complex, the laws of IT—the business and process principles used in working with that technology—are surprisingly straightforward, or perhaps straightforwardly surprising if you haven’t tried overseeing an IT initiative yourself. Our intuitions are often wrong; the contractor-control ...

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