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IT Leaders, You're The Cavemen Who Survived
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D.M. Romano
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D.M. Romano,
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7/30/2014 | 6:13:14 PM
Re: Rewiring our brains
How we haven't gotten to the unbreakable screen point yet is beyond me. Would have saved me $1000 too. 😣
Lorna Garey
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7/30/2014 | 4:00:41 PM
Re: Rewiring our brains
Oh, man. New feature for TV manufacturers: A built in app that texts parents when a kid starts trying to swipe the screen so we can intervene before frustration reaches the point of throwing something.

Or, unbreakable screens, one or the other.
D.M. Romano
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D.M. Romano,
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7/30/2014 | 3:56:10 PM
Re: Rewiring our brains
@Lorna - My kids think anything that has a screen is touch capable. I'm convinced that's the reason my 3 month old 60" plasma was cracked after owning it for only that time. I think my 6 year old got frustrated and threw something at it because it didn't respond to her "touch." 
MDMConsult14
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MDMConsult14,
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7/25/2014 | 4:29:59 AM
Re: Rewiring our brains
Being more skilled and adaptable should be inert for those working in IT. Being web based and working with technologies should bring out the human side and the technical side. Both in which skills should be equally applied. After all we are likely thinking of the solutions provider, stakeholders, users and customers during process.
batye
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batye,
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7/24/2014 | 9:02:48 PM
Re: Rewiring our brains
I'm still using old Netbook with windows XP.... Keyboard and mouse/touchpad... I'm old school :)
Charlie Babcock
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7/24/2014 | 4:56:48 PM
Ah, which kind of cavemen?
OK, Scott, so skilled IT people are cavemen and can pick out a Web server error at a thousand yards. Would that be Neanderthals or Homo Sapiens? It might make a difference on the performance evaluation.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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7/24/2014 | 12:22:04 PM
Re: Rewiring our brains
You jest (I hope) but I have both a Chromebook and an iPad for personal stuff and vastly prefer the Chromebook. The iPad sits idle 99% of the time. Swiping and typing on glass just don't feel as natural as a trackpad and keyboard.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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7/24/2014 | 12:05:28 PM
Hunters
"Yeah. We lost grandma." So funny -- and true. Thanks for sharing your perspective, Scott.
Scott Carlson
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7/24/2014 | 11:47:21 AM
Re: Rewiring our brains
More than once, I've swiped things that aren't swipeable.  Its become natural to do so for those who are used to it.  One of the upcoming challenges will be... How do we get old people like you into having it feel natural?  :)
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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7/24/2014 | 11:03:24 AM
Rewiring our brains
After watching my then-two-year-old nephew walk up to the TV and start trying to swipe it, and get upset when Scooby didn't move how he wanted, it hit me that I'm really old. 


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