On Friday 13 February 2004, colm at stdlib.net (Colm MacCarthaigh) wrote:
>I'm unlikely to need the ECDL skillset for any future employment
I'm telling the apache mailing list - bang go any future patches from you.
>It wasn't my money :) A former employer of mine thought it would be a
>good idea if the whole IT department took it (yes, even though they were
>already the IT department).
Sometimes you REALLY have to wonder . . .
>The frustrating thing is, given Vim and LaTeX I would have been able to
>do the Word Processing tasks in a few minutes. I still can't even
>remember where the double-spacing option is, but I remember trawling the
>toolbar and menus trying to find it. Hell, even word count took a while
>to find. Why some things have toolbar icons, and some have menu options
>is beyond me - and the distinction seems entirely arbitrary.
It's not arbitrary - it's based on research into what people use most. But
any current word processor allows you to customise the toolbar contents -
did your ECDL course not cover that ? :-)
>Have to say an OpenOffice/Abiword/whatever version really wouldn't help
>all too much. An ECDL cirriculum which assumes tools like nroff, fmt
>and wc - that's what we need.
Don't hold your breath. I'm still waiting for confirmation that the OO
courseware really exists in more than a mockup for a book cover.
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