[K12OSN] Greg reminds us to taste the soup

Terrell Prude' Jr. microman at cmosnetworks.com
Wed Jun 27 23:08:28 UTC 2007

If the technology co-ordinator in the article is not interested in
>> LEARNING the technology...what's he doing in that roll?
> Go read it again. The tech coordinator was saying that his
> _science_teacher_user_ wants to remove a package from their Fedora
> system.

Umm...with respect, perhaps it is you who should read it again.  I quote:

"Yeah, yeah," my inquisitor said to me. "You don't even notice, I know, 
because you would go the command-line to remove a package. But my 
typical user is a science teacher who became the technology coordinator 
for her high school. And I'm sorry to tell you this, but she will never 
bring up a command line, ever."

As you can see, that "science teacher" _is_ the technology coordinator.  
She should not have taken the job as _technology coordinator_ if she is 
unwilling to learn about the _technology_; she should've stayed teaching 
science.  Learning about the technology comes with the job.  It'd be 
like if I, a systems engineer, became a "classroom teacher coordinator" 
and was unwilling to learn the skills to actually teach a classroom full 
of kids.  If you can't hack the job, then do not take it.

Of course, what amazes the daylights out of me (a Chemistry major, BTW) 
is *anybody* smart enough to teach science...who is unwilling to learn 
something just because it's new to that person!  If that's the case, 
then how the hell did this individual ever learn science well enough to 
teach it at *ANY* level?


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