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The problem's plain to see: too much technology

I think I'm the worst Human-Computer Interaction specializationist* ever. Why am I always the one whining about how we don't get paper copies of anything, or how optical mice aren't as good as roller-ball ones, or how we seem to spend all of our time in Foundations classes talking about business and computers and never about libraries or archives? I should probably be, like, embracing technology or something, shouldn't I?

In other grad school news, Use of Information should probably be retitled How to be a Consultant. The entire purpose of the class seems to be to train consultants. I suspect, however, that the point of the class is really to teach us how to do group work and that consulting is only a red herring. It's all a façade, you fools!

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* Because "specialist" sounds like I actually know what I'm doing. What is up with all of these footnotes? Damn you, Justin, and your seductive footnoting ways!

srah - Thursday, 18 September 2003 - 8:23 PM
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Comments (6)

gravatar Justin - September 19, 2003 - 1:35 AM -

It's all a part of my master plan to take over the world.

gravatar katie - September 19, 2003 - 8:20 AM -

10 points to you for quoting Clue.

Also, I'm confused. I thought you wanted to do computer stuff and leave the life of libraries and archives behind you? That's why we're opposites (I am the AntiSrah!). So... crarify, prease. Yarrrr!

gravatar srah - September 19, 2003 - 12:08 PM -

I don't know what I want to do. I do know that my background's more in the paper-forms of information, though, so I see a lot of value in them. Computers and technology are good, but they're not the be-all and end-all.

gravatar katie - September 19, 2003 - 2:25 PM -

Computers are evil. I just remembered a story. I shall go tell it on my blog.

gravatar abigail - October 19, 2003 - 1:42 PM -

i just wanted to tell you that Use of Information is a bunch of crap, but next fall i'm marrying one of my fellow group members. your mileage may vary.

gravatar srah - October 19, 2003 - 2:32 PM -

I hope I have a good 501 experience... but not that good. :)

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