In the cubicle-filled corridors of today’s modern business world, companies may rise and fall, executives may come and go, and Steve Jobs’ ghost may be converting heaven into the afterlife’s largest Apple Store, but make no mistake: power – real power – rests in the hands of one secret, elite group: IT.
Sure, these binary-loving alpha geeks may choose to stick to the shadows, dwelling in their basement lairs with their network servers, asthma medication and collection of vintage 70s Star Wars action figures, but don’t be fooled: IT knows all, IT sees all. When you’re spending 7.5 out of every 8 hours at work tagging pictures of your cat on Facebook, IT is there tagging along with you. When you’re downloading questionable Peruvian llama videos, IT is watching them along with you. And when you’re emailing your buddy in accounting complaining about your boss, IT is reading with you and secretly judging your sloppy spelling.
Yes, IT is at the center of it all, sucking back secrets and Diet Dr Peppers alike. After all, if information is power, who has more power than the computer-savvy cabal from Information Technology? We might think of them as the harmless geeks who plug in our cables, install our software and show us how to turn on our monitors (NOTE: it’s the giant green button that says ‘ON’), but rest assured, IT is watching, reformatting, updating and programming the very core of our society.
Which is why we thought we’d shine the spotlight on IT in this week’s comic. Forget
the race of super-intelligent lizard-men that live at the center of the Earth Big Brother. The real rulers of the planet are right under our noses and they have questionable personal hygiene and an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint. Now that’s scary.
Thanks for reading!
-Pol & Adam