Jokes/Interweb Things Thread, Do we need computer competence tests? in Fun Stuff; Short but rather good article - [ for a Friday ]
25th January 2008, 02:09 PM #1
Do we need computer competence tests?
IDG Tech News
25th January 2008, 02:14 PM #2
Isn't that what the European Computer Driving Licence is for?
25th January 2008, 02:22 PM #3
You think that's short? phew waaay too many words for a Friday afternoon!
25th January 2008, 03:28 PM #4
Yes, I think we do. For example to legally operate an amateur radio you need a licence, and to get a licence you must pass a test. And to drive a car on a public highway ...
25th January 2008, 03:49 PM #5
yeah but if people got smart on spyware and stuff... my chocolate supply would run out!
25th January 2008, 03:52 PM #6
Now we need one before they can vote!
Originally Posted by webman
25th January 2008, 03:56 PM #7
25th January 2008, 04:20 PM #8
No. User interfaces should be better designed and operating systems should be more robust.
Originally Posted by mattx
25th January 2008, 04:24 PM #9
Can we do the same with cars then? Eg. driving controls should be better designed and vehicles should be more robust.
Originally Posted by dhicks
I'm thinking... single-person zorb-like vehicles with mind-reading direction control
25th January 2008, 04:27 PM #10
Oh yes, the choccies, the Lions fruit salad and the red wine.
Originally Posted by Joanne
It almost makes up for the pay.(almost)
They ought to be working on this at school now.
Never mind being able to show a powerpoint presentation about your local environment, teach the cherubs how to avoid phishing sites, resist the temptations of free smileys and ringtones and recognise a spam email insisting that you dad who has no pc has sent you an mp3 that he has promised you.
Oh, and in the style of the IT crowd - how to turn their computer off and on again.
25th January 2008, 04:30 PM #11
i hate the IT crowd!! It angers me. Think it's because it reminds me of work...
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