Hugo Kornelis (10/31/2011)
Thomas Abraham (10/31/2011)
As I write, the answers are running 52% correct. Kind of makes me wonder why 48% can't use Google. I had to, as I must have killed off those brain cells in the 90's. :hehe:
Maybe some of those 48% are sure they knew the right answer, so they didn't use Google - and then they were wrong?
I thought the emoticon would indicate that I was attempting a bit of humor. Sorry if it seemed serious.
If they were "sure" and got it wrong, wouldn't it have been better to consult another source?
[Or maybe they think that using Google for the QotD is a sort of cheating?
I definitely can see both sides of that way of thinking. Pride makes you want to be able to answer a question from your own memory/knowledge. I get that.
However, I've had a lot of different jobs in my life: Banker, Stock Broker, Navy Officer, DBA, Salesman, Programmer, Customer Service Manager,etc. If I had had to do those jobs with only the knowledge I had in my head, I would have been fired from every one of them. Instead, I brought a core set of knowledge, learned the rest along the way, and relied heavily on other people or sources of information for help. Did I earn my pay? I'd like to think so. My employers never seemed to care how I knew the answers to a problem - only that it got solved. I bring the same approach to answering the QotD.
I didn't intend to get this philosophical on a Monday. But, there you are.
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