I had the unpleasant experience yesterday of completely shutting down someone’s “web idea” that was not only original but also somewhat creative.
I did it because the presentation of the material and concept was terrible and completely incoherent from a product perspective. In other words, I smashed their “baby.”
Shame on me, seriously.
One of my jobs as a technologist is to translate oftentimes difficult concepts and products into viable and understandable solutions. Communication is the lifeblood of any project or product, and I failed to do so in wisdom and with grace.
I don’t think I’m alone in this temptation; I think many of us find ourselves as the “gurus” of our church and organization in terms of web and we can sometimes let that get to our head and let pride gain a foothold.
I have to constantly remind myself that ministry comes first, the technology solution is second.
Don’t smash someone’s baby just because you know better.
[Image from Dave]