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Re: OT -- suggestions to ensure nerdiness in potential IT staff

From: Rachel Carmichael <carmichr_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 13:36:32 -0700
Message-ID: <F001.0035CB34.20010801133835@fatcity.com>

I guess I can no longer call myself an IT Professional as I cannot answer most of those questions.

and in 1981 I was divorcing my first husband

>From: "Boivin, Patrice J" <BoivinP_at_mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca>
>Reply-To: ORACLE-L_at_fatcity.com
>To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L <ORACLE-L_at_fatcity.com>
>Subject: OT -- suggestions to ensure nerdiness in potential IT staff
>Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 12:23:09 -0800
>
>Perhaps, to be an IT Professional, one should have a bit of background in
>the field.
>
>e.g. one should know what Heathkit was (not that A+ stuff) , and the
>Sinclair, not to mention a few other things:
>
>What famous character was used to first advertise the IBM PC?
>Was it possible to connect two screens to the original IBM PC? How?
>How many boot disks did computers require before 1982?
>How would you convert a 1-sided 5 " diskette into a 2-sided one?
>How did the Commodore Pet make use of hard disk drives? Floppy drives?
>
>What colour were the Verbatim 5 " diskette pockets?
>
>What IBM PS/2 model was listed as having a 2.88M diskette drive?
>What version of Windows did OS/2 not support? Why not?
>
>Did the first macintosh computer come with a handle?
>
>What is an MWave Windsurfer card?
>
>Which company could be argued started the certification fad in IT?
>
>Bonus points: What figurines appear on PC Magazine Vol 1., Issue 1's
>cover?
>(I notice PC Magazine has gone back to the thickness it had for issue 1,
>vol
>1... heh heh I wonder what happened).
>
>Extremely important entertainment bonus question: What cartridges came
>with
>the Atari 2600 game system upon initial purchase?
>
>But I am dating myself. Most of these have to do with PCs, forgive me I
>was
>in grade 11 in 1981.
>
>Here another training school closed last year, GP - used to be SHL Learning
>Technologies, but they slowly died. The instructors were good, but
>management... well GP no longer exists. Hopefully the good training
>companies will survive.
>
>Regards,
>Patrice Boivin
>Systems Analyst (Oracle Certified DBA)
>
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>Author: Boivin, Patrice J
> INET: BoivinP_at_mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
>
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