Seth Godin’s blog – Defending change (or the status quo)
The easy argument to make is that the thing we have now is better than the new thing that’s on offer.
All one has to do is take the thing we have now as a given (ignoring its real costs) and then challenge the defects and question the benefits of the new thing, while also maximizing the potential risk.
“A hand-written letter is more thoughtful, more likely to be a keepsake, and a more permanent record than a simple email.”
On the other hand, the technophile defending change simply has to list all the new features and ignore the benefits we’re used to.
“An email is far faster, cheaper and easier to track than a letter. It is more likely to be saved, and it can be sorted and searched. Not to mention copied and forwarded with no problem.”