Creativity Corner

March 3, 2009

Information Ecologies

Filed under: Uncategorized — EriiD @ 3:11 am

“Information Ecologies” By   Bonnie A. Nardi and Vicki L. O’Day  Passage on Pages 54

 This piece was the one that caught my eye because it had so many different options to write about.  There were numerous of paragraphs and phrases that made my head turn.  The one that I believe was most effective was on page 54 where the  Farallon Computing, a California network product company states that they can hire anyone with a background in technology but it doesn’t help when they have no patience to teach anyone.  I can relate to this passage because I have waiting many times for a technician to come and help me with something or to be on the phone with one of them and from experience they are not the friendliest people.    They can definitely get the job done but a lot of them don’t really have the personality and don’t seem to be people persons.  A teacher or waitress on the other hand have a lot of expeirence with helping others and being on top of them and treated them how you would want to be treated.  It is true what Farallon says, “You can teach a person to use a computer, but you can’t teach patience.”   As a student going for early education this is inspiring to know if all else fails there is still hope.  For my question I would love to know what other students think about the fact that the people who are supposed to be helping us with our technology may really be your local waitress from down the street.

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1 Comment »

  1. I think the question asked here is very interesting. It can really make a person wonder. It is shocking that a company dealing wth technology will hire just anyone from the street. I think if people are going to be hired to work with technology or assist others with their technology, then they should have some sort of background in technology or know something about what it is that they are doing. Technology can be confusing at times and when people call to ask questions about it, they should get a person on the phone who knows what they are talking about.

    Comment by kellyh34 — March 5, 2009 @ 2:53 am


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