Slack Proves that the Impact of COVID on Technology Professionals Is Permanent

It was major news when Slack experienced a global outage on January 4, 2021, the first work day of the new year. The Associated Press article Slack kicks off 2021 with a global outage reported: “It’s the latest tech glitch to show how disruptive technical difficulties can be when millions of people are depending on just a few services to work and go to school from home during the pandemic.” The phrase “during the pandemic” implies there will be a time “after the pandemic” when the world returns to its pre-pandemic state. However, the reality is that in many ways the impact of events that occurred in 2020 for technology professionals is permanent…

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