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2/8/2016
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Comic: Respect Your Elders

In tech, we tend to like the new and shiny. But never forget the power of legacy systems, whether they are actual systems or just older IT pros.

Just like that mainframe you keep going to run your payroll, some legacy systems are best for the job.

Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio
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Gigi3
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3/16/2016 | 7:48:20 AM
Re: Legacy and respect
"The sad thing is that many companies feel the same way of their older employees. COnsidering them obsolete and replacing them rather than investing in them."

StaceyE, in my thinking it maynot be because of technology or skills or way of thinking. It can be puerly on finacial benifits.
Gigi3
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Gigi3,
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3/16/2016 | 7:46:08 AM
Re: Who me? All the time.
"We would hope that the younger generation would have these feelings; comprehending the maturity and knowledge of their elders. Many times they don't. I have seen too many instances of people assuming that an older person isn't as qualified or knowledgable about something just because of their age. "

StaceyE, you are right in certain cases, es[pecially with new technology. I doesn't mean that elderlly peoples are bad in that but little delayed in grasping the new technology and skills
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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2/29/2016 | 6:45:30 PM
Re: Still Eligible For Updates ?
See you got this...Can't nothing bring down Old School! ;)
Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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2/29/2016 | 6:27:58 PM
Re: Still Eligible For Updates ?
Just means it is probably time to flash the BiOS.....lol
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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2/29/2016 | 6:20:40 PM
Re: Still Eligible For Updates ?
Now, if you start rejecting updates and powering down and rebooting doesn't work you may be  in trouble....lol
Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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2/29/2016 | 6:14:49 PM
Re: Still Eligible For Updates ?
@StacyE    No doubt.  It is all about the updates !  : ) 
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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2/29/2016 | 6:11:11 PM
Re: Legacy and respect
Haha

I can see your point. The legacy guy develops the troll under the bridge complex. Nobody needs ya unless they want to cross the bridge...or they need something from that legacy system....
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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2/29/2016 | 6:08:45 PM
Re: Who me? All the time.

"Michelle, but as an youngster, we feel you are much matured and knowledgeable person."

 

Gigi3

We would hope that the younger generation would have these feelings; comprehending the maturity and knowledge of their elders. Many times they don't. I have seen too many instances of people assuming that an older person isn't as qualified or knowledgable about something just because of their age. Sometimes I just play stupid until someone finishes explaining to me like a two year old how something works to unleash the knowledge and show them that old people have "superpowers" too! I really can figure out the operating system of your new smart phone kiddo! ;)
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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2/29/2016 | 6:03:10 PM
Re: Still Eligible For Updates ?
Haha

As long as your still getting updates, then its all good!
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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2/29/2016 | 5:56:56 PM
Re: Who me? All the time.
I can relate to that. What really gets me is when someone younger assumes that because of my age I know little of technology. My son who is 29 and fully knows my education and work history thought it necessary to expain to me what an App is and how one would use it....It reminded me of the state farm commercial with the kid "schooling" his mom about filing the claim with the App...while she was doing it....
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