Nov 10 2011

Dara O Briain on IT

Apropos of the video I posted yesterday about biotech, here’s Dara Ó Briain on the IT industry.

He’s mostly right. Those of us who do real work frown on the goons he’s talking about, though. There’s a showboat in every crowd.


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  1. 1
    Kevin, Youhao Huo Mao

    “Hello IT. Have you tried turning it off and on again?”

  2. 2

    httpv? Is this a new web standard I’m not familiar with?

  3. 3
    Jason Thibeault

    Err, nope. It’s how we embed Youtube videos that don’t overlap our sidebar, via a script that expands it to the full embed. Problem is, it apparently doesn’t take extra parameters like the &NR=1. Chop that out and it works again.

  4. 4

    I work in IT as well and the real issue with ‘solution providers’ is they have little time (or permission) to actually understand a problem. The have one tool, a hammer, usually defined as a re-load of os & standard apps, regardless of whether the problem is a nail, a screw, a lightbulb or some other potentially more delicate problem.

    O’Briain is marvelous.

  5. 5
    Alukonis, metal ninja

    If the webmaster is a woman, is she terrible at talking to men?

  6. 6
    Rich Wilson

    Reminds me of the classic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL24aNugo_4

  7. 7
    Michael Swanson)

    User error. It’s always user error.

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