From: surf4140 (surf4140 at domain clubi.ie)
Date: Fri 10 Aug 2001 - 12:46:25 IST
Given the relative dangers posed by driving and using your PC, a comparson
between the shortfalls of the ECDL and the shortfalls of the real driving
license program shows that the ECDL is actually nothing like the real thing
because it's only a little inadequate, and poses no lethal hazard to other
-[Substitute clever sig. of your choice].
From: ilug-admin at domain linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at domain linux.ie]On Behalf Of
Sent: 09 August 2001 22:52
To: ilug at domain linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] [Slightly OT] TCP / M$
On Thu, Aug 09, 2001 at 02:46:13PM +0100, Waider wrote:
> Er. You /are/ aware that the ECDL is simply a basic certification
> in things like Word and Excel, right? Not, you know, some sort of
Yeah. Everything about it annoys me, though - each of the words `computer',
`driving' and `licence' makes me grind my teeth in anger. `Computer'
because it's only about windows, word and excel (AIUI, in practice
at least), `driving' and `licence' because it isn't a darn licence, it's
got nothing to do with driving - it wants people to think that it has
some legitimacy, that folk without this `computer driving licence'
shouldn't be allowed on the Information Superhighway. What if they
get pulled over by the Super Highway Patrol and they don't have their
licence and registration? Aaaargh. Every possible comparison that one
could make with driving is so wrong. It annoys on sooo many levels.
How long before we see some politician or tabloid bemoan the fact that
many users of the Information Superhighway aren't properly licensed
or insured and that Something Must Be Done. Grrrr.
Sorry for ranting...
 This phrase annoys me a lot too. That's why I used it.
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