Your hostess here at The Practical Conservative has likened belief in endlessly available IT jobs to the Native American Ghost Dance movement. Taking the metaphor a step further, Cloud Computing is the Hotchkiss Gun and the IT Ghost Dancers are about to experience their very own massacre at Wounded Knee.
Companies are moving to Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure at a breakneck pace and they’re doing it to avoid having to spend money on IT operations. Americans with computer janitor jobs like sysadmin, DBA and network administrator are in the same place the Warsaw Pact’s teachers of Marxist-Leninism were in 1985. It may seem like a great field now, but give it a few years.
To repeat one of the themes of this site, a way of life isn’t sustainable unless your grandchildren will be both willing and able to live it.