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Turn it off

2011-08-28 01:31:24.465934+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Charlene knows how to do all of this with Libre Office, but she's teaching computing and may need to be using Microsoft products soon, so this is saved for reference: A message to new Outlook 2010 or Word 2010 users.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-08-29 13:48:01.703073+00 by: ebradway

This is the Microsoft way of doing business - to try to lock you into their ideas and their formatting until you are legitimately oblivious to other ways, possibly better ways, of doing the same thing.

Microsoft has nothing on Esri. When it comes to GIS, most people don't even realize it's a generic concept. And just try to get someone to think outside of Esri's datamodels...

#Comment Re: made: 2011-08-28 15:16:51.341634+00 by: Dan Lyke

She's doing so in the context of a community college. Remember Sayre's law?

"Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low."

She would love to be teaching Libre/Open Office to her kids, but this is higher education now, which means that the person with a clue has an even lower chance of making meaningful change than in grade school.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-08-28 14:28:09.780102+00 by: andylyke

Encourage her to teach Open Office or Libre Office. Why not bring the world up, rather than down?

#Comment Re: made: 2011-08-28 12:34:59.961037+00 by: meuon

Best rant of the week. So far.