The architect greatest trick?!

Flipping channels in my hotel room, I caught a re-run of "The Usual Suspects" just when Kevin Spacey (Keyser Soze) was saying that the greatest trick the devil achieved was to make people believe he didn't exist.


Without entering in any of the religious aspect of this sentence, it hit me that maybe one of the greatest trick that an architect could do is to make the business believe that technology does not exist.


Think about it, making technology so pervasive, so transparent, so interwoven into the business processes or business in general that one could not separate the business from IT.


Instead of aligning IT to business, how about aspiring to make business and IT non dissociable?

Comments (3)

  1. gchastne says:

    Welcome back Gianpaolo it’s been a while.

    The aspiration is great – and shows just how far we have to go. People turn on the water tap without thinking about the technology behind it. The same can’t yet be said of the IT Tap.

  2. leppie says:

    My Netware 4.1 book said: "The best admin is the one you never see."

  3. kintan says:

    It can very well be applied to UI. The best UI, is no UI ( or the perception of no UI )


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