RE: Hi-tech babble baffles many

Subject: RE: Hi-tech babble baffles many
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2003 13:02:09 -0400

People talk about getting cooperation from SMEs because of brownies, or
cookies, or M&Ms.

At a previous gig, telecom, I was the center of attention because I'd
accumulated a 4 inch thick ring binder of acronyms, trademarks, registered
trademarks, and workmarks that we used in our work; proposal responses.

When I was getting ready to leave because my extensions has reached their
legal limit, that binder was the first thing requested from me.

John Posada
Special Projects; Information Technology
NY: 212-414-6656

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Murrell [mailto:trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 12:55 PM
Subject: RE: Hi-tech babble baffles many

My partner in crime and I are kept gainfully employed in a company that
doesn't understand it's OWN jargon. We have accumulated a glossary of
over 1,000 terms, many of which are company or industry specific. Yet
we still run across acronyms, abbreviations, and other terms that
people are using daily but that they do not know the meaning of!

It seems incredible to us, even after five-plus years, but, as I said,
the checks are good. It's a weird world where people use terms they
don't even understand.


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