Easy Does IT

Our IT department put in place this corporate chat tool that allows various groups to communicate with each other 24/7, to discuss issues of great or not the slightest importance. There is no moderator, although it is expected that good taste and good judgment will generally be maintained. There is a corporate channel, a sales channel and an IT channel.

You might imagine that I would not spend much time following the rather arcane threads that dominate the IT channel and you’d be correct. But I do drop in every now and then and, every now and then, I am richly rewarded. Yesterday, I stumbled in on this mystifying exchange.

We would have to swithc to vim.

Mac (our appropriately named IT Director): The thing is, we are kinda stuck with the mac. I mean, do you really want to dual boot ubuntu?

Shaggy (my inside source for all things IT): I can’t even imagine dealing with nvidia drivers on ubuntu… not to mention rubymine won’t run on it.

Thomas (our webmaster): Can someone translate for me?

Mac: We would have to swithc to vim.

Thomas: Where is my auto-correct?

Shaggy: What you have to know is that swithc isn’t even a typo.

Mac: No, it’s a nexus. LOL.

It is wonderful, said Winston Churchill, how well men keep secrets they have not been told. For most, talk of ubuntu – and other things incomprehensible – accomplishes much the same thing.

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