Information technology is concerned with creating information through the intelligent management and application of data, and acts as a change agent for human cultures. Like business, technology permeates every aspect of humanity in our communal striving to do better, to communicate more effectively, and to continually build whatever we can imagine. Transforming every aspect of our lives, information technology improves the fields of agriculture, biomedical, construction, educational, energy, environmental, industrial, telecommunications, transportation ... and the list goes on. The incredible proliferation of social media is the latest demonstration of technology connecting our society. In order to substain and integrate business and law in the constantly evolving world of today, information technology is integral. Where data can be recorded, it can be measured, analyzed, and evaluated -- creating new information, new business and new possibilities for the human race.
A manager was about to be fired, but a programmer who worked for him invented a new program that became popular and sold well. As a result, the manager retained his job.
The manager tried to give the programmer a bonus, but the programmer refused it, saying, "I wrote the program because I though it was an interesting concept, and thus I expect no reward." The manager, upon hearing this, remarked, "This programmer, though he holds a position of small esteem, understands well the proper duty of an employee. Lets promote him to the exalted position of management consultant!" But when told this, the programmer once more refused, saying, "I exist so that I can program. If I were promoted, I would do nothing but waste everyone's time. Can I go now? I have a program that I'm working on." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"