Good humor for a Friday from Dudley B. Dawson @ examiner.com.
The seven habits of highly incapable technotards
Well, let's see now.
1. Not guilty
2. Not guilty
3. Not guilty
4. Not really
5. I don't use Sharepoint just yet, but will have to now that my team has expanded
6. Not really
7. Not really
Not bad for a "non-geek/nerd"
You are now officially out of the "highly incapable" category ;~)
William W. (Woody) Williams
Project Management Consultant
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Do I get better once I use Sharepoint?
I've written this before. I'm as good as my experience with packaged software allows me to be. I don't know how to code or program. That is not my type of technology. In fact, no matter what anyone else might say, I am at the core, a strategic management type who has found his game in the technology arena (as long as "technology" isn't so narrowly defined as to include only IT).
There are builders...the hands on put it together people.
There are users... if you build it, they will come
There are managers and executives (refuse to comment on the grounds it may...)
There are dreamers... may or may not be in one of the other categories
There are technophile reviewers
And there the critics ;~)
I suspect "technotards" could fall into any of those categories except builders and technophile reviewers but especially appertaining to users.
On a scale from "highly incapable" to "highly capable" (I'm not sure exactly what a "highly capable" technotard might look like ;~), I suspect Sharepoint use (especially as an administrator) might boot you into the upper stratosphere... might clear you out of the technotard category entirely.
Into the next dream sequence,
I once called my ex-wife "techno-phobic." Of course at that time, she had become one of the first kids on the block to have a cable interent hook-up, kept her computer logged on all of the time, but had not anti-virus or anti-malware protection. Then she couldn't understand why she was getting angry emails from people because "somehow" porno-mail was being sent from her AOL account. Imagine that :)
Somehow I am seeing who wives and technology do NOT mix!
It is apparent that in some, technology and "mixed"/"polite" society don't mix.
Now this is funny! Thanks for sharing, Woody! (I will not mention which of these I am or am not guilty of) ;)
OMG, I am over 50 and NOT a technotard! Although I do you a POP3 email (sorry, I just like being about to hold my emails in my hands), I pretty much get it!
Free at last!
#1 Not guilty
#2 Not guilty (Gmail FTW)
#3 Not guilty
#4 Not guilty
#5 Not guilty (Google Docs FTW)
#6 Not guilty (Hardly use a printer)
#7 Not guilty
Not over 50, but liked this article. ;)
I'm over 50 (well, over 60, really) and have never understood technotards, even though there are plenty in our family to choose between, even including #1 son. I've been using e-mail since the late '70s, and my usual editor is vi, so I'm a bit to one end of the scale, though I don't write programs, nor am I a gadget freak. I just use whatever technology seems appropriate to accomplish what I set out to accomplish.
Heh... I like that linker. I'm going to have to use that to respond to a few people who ask me questions they could just as easily google themselves...
Heck... I sometimes use vi to READ email, not just compose messages... But that is largely because it works well on low bandwidth connections where many other things would fail.
The LMGTFY linker deal is hilarious. Seen a couple of people use it as you describe to good effect ;~)
I don't understand the article. Now if you don't mind, I need to get back to the door64, and print out all of today's new comments.
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