When your video card doesn’t work with your specific version of Windows, do you go screaming to Microsoft slinging blame around? This article is just lame. I hate the media sometimes.
A lot of people tend to believe a lot of what they read on the Web. This point is underscored every time I read popular discussion forums. Lots of opinion, little fact. What’s worse is when the discussion forums are technical in nature and well-meaning people mistake well-written opinion for fact and then use it to help make their technology decision. This has happened to me in the past, but after being corrected by a smarter coworker I’ve learned to always validate my opinions and facts before making a technology recommendation. Another related problem is when the marketing people for a particular piece of technology or software learn the buzzwords and lingo for their market segment and then proceed to convince technology decision-makers (usually top-level executives, and not the people who truly grasp the underlying technology complexities of their industry) that their stuff is the best. Sorry, I’ll stop rambling now…
Last week, I watched some coworkers play a game of Illuminati. It’s addictive, even for those who are not playing. I might just have to go buy a set of Illuminati cards…
Xerox has banned Windows XP beta on their corporate network. Must still need some work.
At lunch yesterday with Jim Roepcke, I joked around about forming a “Windows NT Boxes for the Homeless” program after Jim complained about his NT box continually hosing itself.
I don’t know exactly know what this is, but’s definitely weird/funny. [via Frantic]
Fun/disturbing posters and art about technology biases.
Posted by Cameron Barrett at April 7, 2001 07:51 PM