It’s worse than that, he’s dead, Jim.
Ok. I realize I work in the industry, but are things REALLY this bad in other offices?
As found at: http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/09/23/1810254&tid=146&tid=218
And referencing the article here.
Are we not yet as technologically savvy as I had once thought we were? On page two of the article it lists out the terms which are “most likely to leave you baffled” and proceeds to highlight 9 words which I personally would EXPECT anyone who uses a computer to know. (By the way, the article misspells “Excel” as “Excell”. Come on people!) And the definitions are horrid.
If those 9 terms confuse and boggle the typical office worker, then I am way further in over my head than I had once thought. Gods forbid I start dropping words or terms like: TCP/IP, domain, daemon, environment variable, or path. (All of which are still rudimentary words or phrases I have to use every day and my users all understand exactly what I mean.)
So I ask you this: is the majority of the world’s office workers just a mass quantity of neophytes that I can’t see from my technological bubble of a profession? Or are things really not as bad as I fear?
Of course, being the medium I am using, I expect to get only one answer to this question… otherwise I’d at least be amused by the paradox of a neophyte actually being able to login to the intarwebnetthing and reply to my posting here.