How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

I'm reaching my favorite part of any programming class. Its getting on near the end, I'm discovering that I don't have enough material to make it to friday afternoon, so I pull a programming project out of my ass, and fling it at the students.

I hit them with it all at once, and they go "::gasp splutter gasp gasp:: You want us to do what?" "I can't do that! We just followed you, we don't know what we're doing."

So of course, you "comprimise". "Well then, how about this. Do this first step, then stop, we'll review it together." So they do. And it wasn't so bad. Then you send them along to the next step, and damn, that was easier than they thought.

Why hell, they're getting brave enough to go out on their own now. ::sniffle:: It warms this old geek's heart to see that.

Oh, and Ivory is still lost. There's a shock. I try not to give up on him, but when he says, "So this thing you're talking about is like... like a firetruck, right?" "Ummm... no Ivory, it's nothing like a firetruck." That's a bit of an exaggeration, it's still computer related whatever he says. "So that's like this thing on a webpage?" No, it's nothing like anything on a web page.

Meanwhile, people are starting to realize the real purpose of technology. Technology should be people-centric. People should not be technocentric. It's a terrible misanthropy, that which values the machine over the man.

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