IT experts are often described as “computer wizards”, but that’s not particularly accurate. IT experts are clearly priests.
- Considered the resident authority on systems you have no first-hand experience with, owing to the fact that you’re the only person who understands the documentation (interpretation of sacred texts).
- Responsible for communication with vendors and service providers, because you know how to phrase requests to get the desired results (intercession with higher powers).
- Performance of rote procedures that anyone could carry out, but which are believed to have special power when it’s you specifically performing them (observance of rituals).
- Credited with the proper functioning of critical devices even though all you did was poke it a couple of times and shrug, your touch or presence being treated as apotropaic (purification and exorcism).
- Devising technical explanations for human error, so your high-profile clients don’t sue your dumb asses (absolution of sins).