Here we have Fraser Speirs talking about how we geeks have used complex technology that we understand but the common man doesn’t to ensure our value in the world. (Via Daring Fireball.)
Secretly, I suspect, we technologists quite liked the idea that Normals would be dependent on us for our technological shamanism. Those incantations that only we can perform to heal their computers, those oracular proclamations that we make over the future and the blessings we bestow on purchasing choices.
And here we have Exhibit A. (Via Macalope.)
So what can IT do to thwart the coming Apple tablet-pocalypse? First, an outright ban is in order. Use whatever excuse you think carries the most weight. For example, claim that the devices are insecure, and that plugging them into the corporate network will compromise its integrity.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I rest my case.