February 14, 2006
Last week I thanks some of my cohorts for helping drag our department in to the 90s. They laughed. We all cried a little on the inside, however.
Here is an excerpt of an IM conversation:
Player 1: Hey, average user joann has posted news items to the Intranet.
Player 1: And technical user bob, too!
Player 1: What is this world coming to?
Me: Yeah, without training!
Player 1: HOLY CRAP
Me: Almost like it is easy to use, intuitive, a labor saving convention!
Player 2: People can learn some things on their own?
Uphill battle all the way.
So I went to my boss' office the other day to ask some follow-up questions about an urgent request from said boss. I knocked on their office door (why is it always closed?) and was greeted with, "You're interrupting me, I'm trying to prep for a meeting." Nice.