Now that is pretty darn cool! I can think of moshing into a train to fix a problem or two with an an appropriate CLI or two.
I'm not surprised you responded, but I am surprised others haven't... the highly decoupled nature of this protocol has so many applications..
When you're contemplating IT provisioning thinking about this may be not the first thing on your mind. Maybe Jason Dour has a thought here?
People should be contemplating more than just IT provisioning, particularly those in a organisation trying to undergo transformation and in a discipline evolving as rapidly as ours.
You're right and how do we infect people with this purpose?
From an academic perspective, people like change, people don't like being changed. This is one of the universal mantras in organisational change management.
Therefore, you need to help people see the value in changing, rather than trying to change them.
Practically, you need to make people wanders, with the ability to move between sub-disciplines, rather than being confide to specific roles which forces them into a disciple. This is really hard to do in organisations of HDS' size.... unfortunately it's in the world it's change of be left behind.
or you can allow attrition to take it's course to remove one class of people that actively resist change for another class that embrace it.
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