I think companies are lucky to have these negative people to balance out all the people who think computers are magic or believe in 'the power of positive thinking'. Often problems are easier to find than solutions. Sometimes the answer is that there isn't a solution. But a problem is going to be a problem weather someone mentions it now so everyone can look for a solution or when it turns up later and kills a project after many wasted hours or causes a security breech or some other catastrophe.
But I fear the article may be right about it affecting their job prospects. We may end up with IT departments filled with or run by yes men.
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