I’ve seen a lot of job ads that include the words “passionate about technology.” At first sight, it seems consistent, after all, who’d work with anything without enjoying it? The happier, the more productive, isn’t it?
However there’s a catch here.
Consistently and by definition, all tech-passionate workers have their technology to advocate for, and look for issues that fit it. They aren’t interested in the problems, but in the solution. It’s called “silver bullet,” and there’s no way being passionate without the passion object.
That mindset leads to more troubles than solutions.
By focusing on the problem, one can find the best solution for it. When technology’s on focus, it’s only possible to force the problem into the box, never solving it.
Thus far, it’s way more productive not being tech-passionate, and instead focus on the real issues. Technology is a tool and shall be used by us, not the opposite.
Also in Medium.