Chris Horn: Infinidash highlights lunacy of ‘must have’ technobabble

Nash’s hoax exposes absurd credulity of the global software community

Werner Vogels, Amazon’s chief technology officer, posted  on Twitter about his excitement for a forthcoming Infinidash event.  Photograph:  S3studio/Getty Images)

Werner Vogels, Amazon’s chief technology officer, posted on Twitter about his excitement for a forthcoming Infinidash event. Photograph: S3studio/Getty Images)

Joe Nash, a software developer in the Netherlands, took the global software community by storm a fortnight ago.

He was reacting to an announcement of yet another alleged breakthrough technology to practitioners worldwide. Such prognostications stream through the software sector almost on a weekly basis, from various companies all vying for attention.

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