Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Had you noticed that IT people have their own language? And they love to talked in it? Also they do have certain quirks that is currently turning into a sub-culture?
Try to sit down with them when they are talking, unless you are an IT too, then the chances are that you can only catch a few words in a sentence. Exasperating, rite?
Ok, I'm an IT too...and yes, I do sometimes talk in technolanguage...but that is not totally my fault. How can you explain to common people the concept of worms, PC viruses and trojans?
What about those vi? There are certain keys you have to press to even delete a character(eg: esc-ctrl-x)? Also, what about the simple batch file that you have to create to stop a list of Windows services?
As IT lives with all these horrors everyday, I am sure that these do affect our minds and our cultures. Yes, before copying a file to my pen drive, I do have the habit to check for viruses first. And, my eyes do sparkle with tenderness when a guy said to me, "Come, meet my new PC." For me, that is the best gift that a guy can give to me....he is trusting me with his new machine....
I do believe that we had laid a foundation for a new sub-culture. The IT sub-culture. And now, we just need to build on it. Who knows, might be in the future, the IT sub-culture would become the main culture that unites people?
I just hope that there would not be a real life Butlerian Jihad tho.
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The race of man shall perish, but the eyes
Of trilobytes eternal in stone,
And seem to stare about in mild surprise
At changes greater than they have yet known.
- T.A. Conrad
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
- William Blake,
excerp from Auguries of Innocence.