Re: Seen the STC Survey on May 22? (Was: TC definition)

Subject: Re: Seen the STC Survey on May 22? (Was: TC definition)
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 20:45:31 -0700

It's probably a matter of historical perspective. Some
of us were mucking around with computers long before
anyone thought up the name "information technology,"
we set up our own computers in the office and the only
time we have any contact with anyone providing "IT
services" is when the network and email go down.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael West" <WestM -at- conwag -dot- com>

> Amazing, is all I can say. I'm sure Merriam Webster and I are the odd ones
> out around here, as usual, but here goes anyway:
>
> Main Entry: information technology
> Function: noun
> Date: 1978
> : the technology involving the development, maintenance, and use of
> computer systems, software, and networks for the processing and
> distribution of data
>
> If someone wants to argue that "Games" or "Desktop" or "CAD/CAM" software
> doesn't "process data", please explain how it manages to work then,
> exactly. How does something that is not data manage to get itself stored
> in your computer (other than dust, hair and sandwich crumbs that is)? It
> will be a revelation.

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