Wednesday, February 22, 2012

(Rant 1 philosophy)


It seems ironic that man creates a machine as an extension of himself/herself
in order to progress the achievements of mankind. Computers have taken an
odd twist over the years and the target market of most software is the
bottom ten percent of the intellectual barrel. vendors that come to mind
are microsoft and apple. computers, now being easy to use, can be used to
ensure people don't have to think either. enter the call center. hundreds
of people sitting at tiny desks with a CRT aimed at their face like a shotgun
ready to take their last remaining brain cells, reading scripted conversations
and responses to people over the phone. Answers recieved are carfully worded
by lawyers, technical staff, and management to ensure that the armies of
text regurgitation drones don't spew anything that would make the company
liable and is politically sound while providing a vague answer for the
statistically common problems faced by users seeking support. computers
for the general populous aren't an extension of man. mankind is an extension
of computers. Pray that your vulcan-like masters don't crash or you might
actually have to think.

Eduardo Ruiz Duarte