Techno Craze

You want to know something that I am jealous of? Other libraries have IM and we do not. I keep reading that librarian A IMed librarian B and they discussed some cool technology or other. Grr Arg. I am not even the administrator of my PC at work. *stomps foot indignantly* I had to bribe one of the tech guys (don’t ask, don’t tell) to install the Google toolbar for me because I can not download things onto my computer. That and the Google toolbar is strictly contraband. As a result, I have been unable to try tagging at work and simple things, like updating Quicktime, require a work order. God forbid we let people with master’s degrees have control over their own technology. Sorry about that rant, but there are a few technology issues at MPOW that have been driving me bonkers lately. I feel better now – back to work.

–Jane, absolutely looney

3 thoughts on “Techno Craze

  • May 18, 2005 at 10:58 am

    I will agree with you that it is very inconvenient and sometimes even counter productive when you cannot utilize the capabalities of your tools (computers) all for the sake of IT control.

    However, that being said I can understand IT’s point of view. They have to have control in order to keep it from breaking. You would be surprised how many people (even ones here at NASA) will still open strange e-mail attachments from unknown people. There are too many people out there who think they know what they are doing until they mess it up. Then it just makes the tech’s job harder to fix it.

    Not to mention the Nazi control that our managers want to have to keep us from being distracted from our work.

    “Mr. R.”

  • May 18, 2005 at 3:16 pm

    We just find other, more creative ways to waste time at work. *smirk*

  • May 18, 2005 at 5:12 pm

    Yup. Come over sometime and play hallway bowling with us, Mr. R.

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