Re: Seen the STC Survey on May 22? (Was: TC definition)

Subject: Re: Seen the STC Survey on May 22? (Was: TC definition)
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 20:27:28 -0700

I guess I must not be an "educated respondent," then,
because the "industry" I would pick would be "computers,"
of which I would consider IT a subset.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael West" <WestM -at- conwag -dot- com>
> You seem to be using "IT" in some sort of narrow, local, departmental
> sense. If you look at Information Technology as an industry, like the
> Automobile Industry, or Mining, or Manufacturing, or Telecommunications
> (as is, I would guess, the sense in which the STC survey intended it to be
> understood), then a company that develops software is solidly in that
> industry.
>
> I tried asking a stranger to this discussion the question, "If I were to
> ask you what in what industry a software company belongs, what would you
> say?" and the answer, without hesitation, was "IT". I am certain this
> would be the case for well over 90% of educated respondents who understand
> the difference between "industry" and "department".

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