Sure, it was compulsory, but I think I still deserved credit for going.
But even with my vast wealth of knowledge, I have to admit the latest PC faux pas everyone is talking about took me a bit by surprise. Did you guys know that it's now considered politically incorrect to call technology experts "techies"?
Yeah, me either.
But apparently it is. According to this article [link]. Tech experts everywhere are getting their panties in a twist over being called techies, a term which they believe is offensive, reductive and belittling.
Huh, and I just thought it was an abbreviation.
According to the article though, they'd prefer to be called hackers, coders or makers. I can't really say that I blame them, I wouldn't mind being called a "hacker". It sounds pretty cool to me, conjuring up images of edgy looking people on pilfered laptops, always one step ahead of the FBI while they try to crack an international drug smuggling ring.
At least, that's what Hollywood has lead me to believe.
Personally, I always just associated the term techie with people who were technology professionals, in the same way I think of journalists as journos and and garbage men as garbos. Maybe they'd feel better if they were called techos? Or perhaps techers?
I mean, it worked for us Star Trek fans. Trekkies, trekkers ... potato, potahto...
But then again what do I know, I'm just an accountantie.