I came across a fascinating read that juxtaposes two of my favorite subjects: enterprise IT and macroeconomics.
In "How The Internet Is Making Us Poor", Christopher Mims reprises an excellent case around how progressively more use of enterprise IT is fundamentally restructuring our economy, and -- more importantly -- our labor force.
Vast categories of familiar middle-class jobs ('cognitive workers') are now at risk around the globe, thanks to software eating the world. It's happened before (e.g. agriculture, manufacturing) but perhaps never at this pace and scale.
While I'm not advocating a Luddite stance, perhaps we all should be somewhat more cognizant of the macro changes we are collectively enabling, one modest IT project at a time.