Director of Information Technology, Center for Congregations, 20+ years of organizational knowledge shared at The CRG.
I am a translator, and I speak, with varying levels of fluency, geek, tech, LAN, WAN, virtual, Microsoft, database, hardware, server, social networking, marketing, consultant, web development, DevOps, security, finance, mobile, Windows, Mac and even Luddite. There are probably others I am missing. Am I an expert in all these tongues? No, but I know them well enough to translate them into the native tongue of Layperson.
My career in tech-related work has spanned over 35 years, and as a result, I have been able to spot some trends. One of them is that the need for translators rises with the complexity of technology. This is obvious. As the world gets more complex, driven in part by technology, so does the need for more tech speak. Those able to translate customer or staff