The Ghosts of IT Past and Present Can Help Improve the Future

December 21, 2023

“I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.”

― Ebenezer Scrooge, in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens has remained one of the most iconic and beloved stories of the holiday season. Part of the reason the story has stuck with us since its Victorian-era publication lies in the lessons it teaches us. At its heart, the story is about the need for kindness and charity, and most importantly, how we can use the lessons of our past to become better in the future.

In the 2023 holiday season, I had the opportunity to reflect on how we (the IT community) can use A Christmas Carol as a guide to visit our own past, look critically at our present, and see where we could be heading.

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