- Its something done by IT that the business doesn't need to care about. As in "don't worry we will do that automagically" this means that actually (as in magic) there is an awful lot of work to be done behind the scenes to make the trick look simple.
- Its what vendors REALLY mean when they say "automatically" with respect to upgrades. What they mean is that you have to do a huge amount of prep, it makes massive assumptions on what you have done previously, including often placing impossible constraints and normally it will fail. In other words (like magic) its actually a lie.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Reading the Wiktionary definition for automagically left me feeling a bit cold. To me its not a replacement for the term "automatically" its actually one of two things