How to Use Technology to Perform a Repetitive Task

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Hehe...You should see my mother with computers. After awhile she just starts ripping cords out of sockets O.o
...Truly a nerd's worst nightmare

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChels

That is one of those exampled of spending more effort than a task would take to try and avoid the task. A way of thinking I heartily subscribe to. :D

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

Just like power points at meetings. They give each of us a paper copy of the presentation.

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertri1

Tri1, those print outs are bedtime reading for those of us prone to nodding off in long presentations!

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJezebelle Di Vine

@tril And then they only say exactly what's on the slides.

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJameson

I love this one! I develop software. Sometimes the non-computer way is the fastest and most efficient simply because of the amount of work it takes to tell the lump of electronics how to organize the bits of electrons.

"Just like power points at meetings. They give each of us a paper copy of the presentation."

Yep, cuz as soon as you don't, something will prevent the computer version from being displayed on the wall/screen.

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAC

I used to have a Boss like that, many years ago. I put him in traction eventually.

XoD.

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterXusia of Delos

When it's time to help the boss -- or wife -- with the computer, it's sometimes better to take the assignment early on than to wait for the boss to flounder and scream for help. After that, you'd better hope they're attempting something you can accomplish on the first try. That's the only way to defuse the situation. Any amount of fumbling will only allow you to Reap the Fail.

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMark

I never liked computers. they are my worst enemy. When i rule the world, i'll burn them all and dance on the ashes.

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterizzy_wolfe_13

Yes AC has a valid point. I print off copies of poweropoints for my class presentations. Evn though I'm in High School. I find many people like to flip back in the paper packet incase they missed something I said. Plus I get extra credit sometimes. ^_^

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChels

Printing out the PowerPoints... I swear, the person who thought of that should be given a medal and subsequently shot.

The only use I ever found for those damn printouts was fire starters. I'm a pyro at heart.

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rob

Sometimes you are so absolutely dead on with what's going on in my life that it is uncanny.

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterneophyte

Yeah, those handouts for presentations should elaborate what is on the slides. The slides should only be brief outlines. It's amazing how many "professionals" get it wrong.

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

I worked for a boss once who had his admin print out all e-mail addressed to him and give it to him a few times a day. His replies, hand-written on note pads, had to be typed by the admin and sent (as him, of course). He fancied himself quite the technologist.

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersford

Mullet boss is certainly a man of tomorrow. Next up, "Cut my milk."

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrendan

This VERY THING happened to me!

December 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdrjon

Brendan, I'm sad to say I could see that.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rob

Good news is if he prints himself a copy, the CRP will be able to scan them right in when bosses porn stash crashes his hard drive...

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMishy

I had to do the same thing once. I *did* manage to convince my boss that I didn't have to print out the whole thing... eventually.

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTe

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