I was on a call with a vendor who was exploring possible approaches to a problem space. The person on the line provided their point of view, and began their argument with, “The logical solutions are to <insert their very specific architectural opinions>.”
What I heard was, “Theological solutions are to <insert their very specific architectural opinions>.”
It took me about a minute to realize I misheard them.
I love that this is an industry where:
- people’s opinions about infrastructure and architectural approaches can reasonably be interpreted as being religiously held, and
- someone can think they’ve framed their argument entirely rationally while their conversational partner can hear their argument as a zealous opinion; all of this confusion can happen without the misunderstanding being immediately apparent or notable to either party.
In technology sometimes there is a fine line between what we know and what we believe.
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