Breathing Through the New Year – RTC News

Another set of year end holidays are upon us. Time for friends, family, food and festivities. And let’s be honest…frustrations. Wait what? Do I dare malign this incredibly special and precious time of year? Nope. Like I said…let’s be honest.

Technology? We – the BILT community – is largely composed of deeply technical people. Most of us are borderline introverts. We like solving problems. We like working. Difficult technical tasks are actually welcome to us. Technology often creates engrossing and predictable challenges. We often prefer the peace and quiet of being engrossed.

People? People are not so easy. They’re complicated. Unpredictable. Create unanticipated demands. They’re noisy. They visit early and stay late. They talk about people and things and politics and religion and generally topics we often find trivial or inconsequential. They take the expensive bottle from the top shelf and mix their drink with diet coke. Arrrghghgh.

That’s why there’s Budda…

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