Via Ben Hammersley, Joe Gregorio on change:
There are two rules for any change in technology.
The first is that there will be a dedicated core, those that are heavily invested, either monetarily or professionally, in the status quo, and they will resist any change.
Oh yeah, the second rule?
Change doesn’t care about your investment.
The context of the quote was Java and XML, but it applies equally to anything in the technology field. The scenario that immediately came to mind was an ex-organisation of mine, frantically jamming their thumbs in the social networking dyke…