This whole Ted Stevens kerfuffle (and the reminder of his InterTubes) has me thinking about my early days in the tech industry, when Comdex debuted and Beavis n Butthead snorted every time the words "floppy disk" were spoken.
I think we all have one (two?) embarrassing moments to recall from those heady days when we were the ubergeek among our friends. C'mon, fess up!
One of my classics:
I graduated from U of Maryland (fear the turtle!) in 1986, a time when - believe it or not - one could graduate with a Business degree without having taken a single IT class. I knew diddly, but that didn't stop me from landing a job selling computer systems to hotels and restaurants in Washington DC.
I quickly made it to the top of the sales rankings...despite the fact that I referred to the PCs on the systems we sold as "dump terminals" (rather than "dumb terminals".) I did this for 6 months, in face-to-face sales pitches AS WELL AS in written proposals. Luckily none of my customers knew any more than I did about this stuff, but still...good lord, how did I manage to find my shoes in the morning?
But hey - at least I never said 'Tubes'.
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