Oct 17, 2006
Really, just how shitty can company equipment get? How far can a company stretch it’s invested dollar by insisting that a monitor eight years old and a computer five years its senior can really work. How can some people sit back and drink Crystal while saving a Word document because a challenge in and of itself. Trust me, being a copywriter I’ve seen the worse a company has to offer and believe it or not, I’ve been treated to the delicacies of working on computers with floppy drives… and I mean the original floppy drives. Computers media people scoff at and people in traffic go “dang bitch!”. Computers you could sell as antiques, relics or even donate for the museum of technological history.
And I’m not the only one. I’ve seen artists have to work with computers that have been obsolete since I got out of college... Hell maybe when I got INTO college. I’m talking bad. And it’s not just one agency, there are quite a few chumpchanging agencies out there insisting that layouts can probably be prepared in Windows 95’s Microsoft Paint just because it came bundled with the computers a decade ago. I once went through four computers in 4 months and I swear the combined memory of two of them wouldn’t get to 1 GB. Friggin Word would quit on me if I opened more than two documents (there are witnesses). And color screens? HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA… good one. I’m a copywriter, why in the hell would I need any type of color screen. It’s not like I could ever look for a picture, browse through cliparts or have any kind of artistic merit to my name. Hell I write words. I’m totally foreign to the concept of color, pantones, and art in general.
But what about you guys? What medieval technological torture devices have you been subjected to? What crappy hardware has been passed down to you like some medieval rite of passage?
Posted by Joker at 11:02 AM