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Coming up with catchy, clever titles is a talent of mine, but I'm not touching this one, Repman.
Toggle Commented May 18, 2011 on Heaven couldn't wait at RepMan
I agree that the Peppercom culture is in no way threatened by the extinction of nicknames. Just take a look at my user name, courtesy of Barlow. This nickname stuck by the end of my first week in the SF office.
Toggle Commented May 13, 2011 on Nicknames are being nixed at RepMan
This was a very interesting read. Just a few things I’d like to throw into the discussion: I hope I don’t step on any toes with this one - Repman, you mentioned you worry about Generation Y’s future leaders given this gap in institutional knowledge, but I already have doubts with Generation X’s current leaders. Case in point – Sarah Palin. During the 2008 presidential election, I was alarmed every time I read another news article along the lines of “Sarah Palin Didn’t Know Africa Was a Continent.” To expand on this further, take a look at Fox’s show “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader.” This game show, which predominantly features Generation X’ers relying on Millenials to answer history questions, shows that even Generation X might have this information gap issue. I’ll admit, I wasn’t familiar with quite a few of the topics on the survey, which led me to question why. I found msherman’s observation that we are more focused on the future than the past to be a large component. With a strong interest in technology, I’m always skimming through gadget blogs and WSJ to learn about the latest analyst predictions and leaks of upcoming consumer electronics. When the iPhone 4 was found in the wild months before its release last year, the media went crazy. Nearly all large news sources picked up the story, even before Apple confirmed the phone was indeed a prototype. Finally, (as mentioned already) we rely all too much on Google search. I think most of Generation Y would ask the question “why do we need to know this when we have Wikipedia at our fingertips?”
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2011 on Hey nineteen at RepMan
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