Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Power Of A Good Edjamafacashun

Not surprised in the least.

Looked to me like college was headed this way when I was going 25 years ago.

Basically an open air sex and booze party riot sure to "graduate" innumerable people who could not even read or write.

I can remember how odd I was considered at college, with books in my room.

"You read all these books?" I was constantly asked.

There were like 9 or so books.

Yes, dude, I read them all.

"Cool! I used to read books, too. My major is in nuclear science so I am probably going to have to read some more to get my degree." (swig from massive malt liquor bottle)

Most of these guys end up as my managers in I.T. a decade later or so.

"Alright, make thum computer thingy, alright! Mmmkay, I'll be back to check on you later to see if you made it! Use Rational Rose and edjamafacashun! I will be reviewing your thingy when itz done!"

('Thal slave slinks back to cubicle to try to accomplish some meaningful work while his 200+ Saps "managers" sip coffee and discuss their beach plans for the weekend)


Mex Arcane said...

('Thal slave slinks back to cubicle to try to accomplish some meaningful work while his 200+ Saps "managers" sip coffee and discuss their beach plans for the weekend)

Do you have hidden cameras installed at my previous workplace or something?

In a company of 9, 4 people called themselves "managers".
Sales Manager: Primary job function to shriek about how drunk she got the night before.
General Manager: No actual job function.
Project Manager: Primary job function to request half-hourly status updates, claim credit & accolades for others' work, and pretend to look busy.
Managing Director: Basically a device to convert profits into overseas family vacations.

Companies like that stay in business by finding some new unsuspecting productive individual to start on probation pay, then working them to the point of burnout. For some strange reason, there's always an eager queue of takers.

Call me cynical, but I'd rather bow out of IT.

Grognard said...

I thought this was sadder than crude behavior. Can't teach grad students at MIT anything THAT HAS SIMPLE MATH ANY SCIENCE STUDENT SHOULD KNOW.

At some point college became the new high school, with entrance based on your social political status. And almost a third of americans graduate these days. And all of it goes together with reducing difficulty and turning it into a place where subhumans can exercise their perverse nature.

iese_83 said...

A real life sighting of Texas Arcane

:) "the ancient, and the modern meet".

Texas Arcane said...

iese_83 -

Good call, you got me. That was me out for a lark.

As you can see I have decided I am tired of Saps imposing his regime of clothing on me when I am outdoors. I have also grown my hair out in an attempt to look like Tommy Chong. This is my way of sticking it to the "man," by blocking access to the public trains and picking fights with really bad karate students. I also enjoy trying to enact the MacGruder film of Bigfoot by parading about in front of CCD cameras with appropriate tasteful digital blocking of my sensitive areas. I would not want to offend.

The day of naked retribution has come for the "man."

iese_83 said...

Yea, i´m feelin it !. Nuke the clothes. Roam free thalian, roam free.

Bob Wallace said...

I knew no one in college who had a library except me.

When I was 12 I had a library of about 100 books. People would see them and ask me, "Have you really read all those books?"