Oh my god, am I a heretic among the believers? Let me explain why:
- Geekification might enhance the importance in the engineering culture of Silcon Valley, but where the technologists need to find jobs (i.e. enterprises), it only adds to the perception that this is too hard, why bother hiring such geeks?
- It will also distract the community from what I think is a fundamental commandment, "Thou shall make the technologies more consumable." If we continue to foster the concept that this set of capabilities are built by scientists, for scientists, we will lose sight of the fact that they should be built by scientists and engineers and interface folks and domain experts and ... for scientists and engineers and interface folks and domain experts and business people.
- It is an un-necessary rebranding of well know disciplines. I do not buy the fact that magically some new skills have to appear. Yes sure, hadoop is different. But skilled people grock new stuff using their existing repertoire of the basic skill of grocking large scale systems, analytics etc.
Am I too grumpy today? :)