RE: Words that should never be uttered or documented...

Subject: RE: Words that should never be uttered or documented...
From: "Domaschuk, Rob" <Robd -at- datalogics -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 10:06:30 -0500


Maybe last night was the night for such phrases. Someone said to me (while
complaining about different doc standards by different groups in their
company):

The problem is that they've silo-ed the information.

"Silo-ed"? I asked. Turns out they were using the past tense of "silo" (as
in a grain silo, or information silo). Ahh yes, I thought to myself, the
dubious practice of converting nouns into verbs.

I never was able to get a clear definition of what this person meant. They
didn't even know, when I pressed them for an explanation of "silo-ing".

You just know in five years this person will be in charge of an IT
department.

<sigh>


Rob Domaschuk | 312.853.8337 - t
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Datalogics inc. | 719.623.7431 - f


"The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom."
- W. Blake


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