Why 'TechMage'
Or "Why does your business card say tek'-mag?"

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
-Arthur C. Clarke, "Technology and the Future"

The title says "Techmage and Senior Architect"
First off, it's wrong -- it should say "TechMage and Senior Architect"

What is a 'TechMage'?

It's short for for "Technology Mage".
According to The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition:

So Why...?

I've been referred to as many things in my career (including the usual unprintables), but this is one of the more complimentary terms. It has a certain ring to it.

The reference is due to my professional abilities - programming, design, my extensive knowledge (I'm a voracious and fast reader with a photographic memory), and so forth.

And yes, I really am that good.


'TechMage' is also a sly reference to the TechnoMages in Babylon 5, first introduced in episode 25, The Geometry of Shadows:

"Great Maker!" Londo says to Vir. "A Technomage!" Vir doesn't know what a Technomage is, so Londo tells him that "they use science to achieve the affect of magic."

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