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:
noun, 1. a. The application of science, especially to industrial or
commercial objectives. b. The scientific method and material used to
achieve a commercial or industrial objective.
- mage: noun, A
magician or sorcerer. From Middle English mages, magicians, variant of
magi. See MAGUS.
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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