In my line of work, there’s an expectation in adapting to new technologies, which some staff are wary about. First of all, they are required to change (which is naturally stressful) and secondly, they have witnessed over the course of their career how new technologies are often embraced without taking into account the good of the old technology being replaced. For example, there’s talk every now and then about doing away with the book altogether one day, to be replaced by computers, handhelds, and the Internet. But what if the Internet connection is down? Or there’s a power outage? Or you want to read in a bath?

So my middle manager (one of the wary ones) recently shared the following with me, which pokes fun at the tension I described above: