Michael Mullany analyzed 20 years of Gartner hype cycles and got some (expected but still interesting) conclusions including:
- Nobody noticed major technologies even when they were becoming mainstream
- Lots of technologies just die, others make progress when nobody is looking
- We might get the idea right and fail badly at implementation
- It takes a lot longer to solve some problems than anyone expected
Enjoy the reading, and keep these lessons in mind the next time you’ll be sitting in a software-defined, intent-based or machine-learning $vendor presentation.