The techno stuff that drives me crazy are the 'dumb' programs: I spent two hours yesterday alone putting a tiny amount of data into one system and I just got back from a workshop to learn how to use another new system. I'm training another person on the new system and having to explain "don't touch this button or it will clear out your profile, don't touch this button or it will clear out your certificates, and you can't make typos or errors because they cannot be corrected and will become a permanent part of the record". This is a classic case of where someone like Paul needs to go in and look at how or why money got spent on these systems in the first place.
I am very computer literate (used to work in the field from developer to Chief architect, director, you get the idea) but few things make me happier than puttering in a garden, planting a new tree, or walking through our hundreds of acres of reforestation.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
you know, the thing with the thing that goes on the thing!
Tyler Ludens wrote:
Jeanine Gurley wrote:I am embarrassed to say that I actually avoid talking on the phone and use e-mail when ever possible.
I almost never use the phone. I don't want to bug anyone, they can read and respond to an email at their convenience.
I don't answer the phone either, but I'm a hermit.