Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I will be sending out resumes to Internet companies this afternoon...

I had a work meeting this morning in which the topic of whether my company should develop more of a presence on the Internet came up. A lot of the people at the meeting are-- ahem-- quite a bit older than I am and don't really "get" the Internet. They use it rarely, if ever, and don't understand how it's used and why people prefer it over, say, a newspaper.

That's when I chimed in, giving examples of a search I did for a piano tuner, how I read the news not only on my computer, but on my phone, and how it's an easy way to look up local businesses. Then I said, "I never pick up a newspaper. I do everything on-line. I can't remember the last time I read an actual newspaper."

That's when I remembered I work for a newspaper. "Uh," I stammered. "I mean, a newspaper other than ours, of course." We'll see if I still have a job tomorrow.

6 comments:

M said...

Ha ha! That's like me working at a college and telling my boss I hate the students there. Which I did say and it is all true. But I wouldn't have a job without the damn ungrateful whiney brats!

Hope you are still employed!

Sam_I_am said...

Oops! I read an article on Yahoo that said in the next decade actual newspapers will become obsolete, because they will all be accessible through the web, cell phones and digital readers like Kindle. They don't dare fire you, because they won't have anyone to lead them into the future! :-)

Stephanie said...

Too funny!

Little Ms Blogger said...

Okay, this made me laugh.

It's true. I never pick up a newspaper and read what I want online.

Isabel said...

Wait...do they even still print actual newspapers!? :-)

Pollyanna said...

Open mouth, insert foot!