Dashel, on 07 December 2012 - 04:52, said:
Your post really just makes me wonder why you are going into IT to begin with. The best IT guys I've worked with, at their core, go into the field becuase they are constantanly learning something new. You don't just get a degree to do the same things day in and day out. For those lucky enough to work at the better organizations at least 20% of your time is spent on research and learning. Sure, while there are some break/fix tech support companies that exhibit some of the symptoms you cite, the majority of the field should be insulted by your own arrogance and lack of empathy to what they do, the very traits you supposedly lament. Per the skit, I would like to hear how you would have handled any of those situations given your post history. You are that guy if you think the choice of a desktop OS has any bearing on their jobs beyond being just one piece of the puzzle.
Your readiness to throw your peers under the bus publically as lazy luddites, either here or to whatever business you are trying to worm your way into, is what is wrong with IT. People in other industries are much better at watching either other's backs. When you have such a jargon filled and wide ranging profession as technology, its even more important.
I also really love this idea that kids today are somehow more clued in to technology. You don't fix an appliance, you replace it. So what exactly makes them better at it when you're dealing with the learning curve a Rascal scooter could ascend?
I hope that wasn't addressed to me, and I'm assuming it's not, especially with some of the comments. That's why quoting helps BTW.
I do want to counter the more clued in comment. Actually kids these days are a lot more clued in to certain concepts in technology.
Heck they even have programming and repair classes in schools nowadays. When I was in high school the most advanced classes they taught were typing classes. Everything else I had to learn on my own with as library card and some spare time.
-T-, on 07 December 2012 - 08:44, said:
I really don't get how these supposed experts are confused by this operating system. I've found it to be terribly easy to use, as have both my kids aged 3 & 5
They're not experts, they just claim to be since it makes them feel important. An expert may point out things that the average person might find confusing, but they themselves shouldn't be confused by it.
They should also be willing to accept the concept that people can adapt and instead of criticizing perhaps offer useful guidance.
They don't seem to understand the concept of constructive criticism or the idea that people may like things they do not...but they do hide their dislike under the guise of wisdom.