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Archive for April, 2007

no dumb questions

I used to own the domain name:, but, let it go for lack of time to do anything with it. Now it belongs to some movie site. Did I sell it? Of course not; I was too busy being busy enough to care. That’s why I’m not an internet millionaire, lol!

So, what made me think of this…well…today, I had a conversation with someone who said that she asks a lot of “dumb questions” of the tech team and sometimes feels lost in the jargon she gets in reply. I said that there’s no such thing as a dumb question and it’s the responsibility of the tech team to help educate her in the jargon, at least well enough so that she can understand what they’re talking about.

The thing that bothers me is that too many people just don’t bother trying to communicate with each other on level playing fields. Have you ever been in the middle of a discussion that sounded little more than a tossed salad of acronyms? Unless you’re one of the salad tossers, it would make absolutely no sense to you, and you would feel like a complete idiot.

There is a place and time for jargon and buzzwords, but not in mixed company. Use them responsibly. Give the world a coke.

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