i was perusing the links that referred people to my site, and i stumbled upon this fabulous way to waste time at work; it's a quiz that measures how tech-savvy you are. this interested me, because even though...
-i spent my formative years in the peninsula
-i accidentally hacked in to my elementary school's network, system, whatever
-i wrote my first program when i was 8 on my beloved Apple II c/e
-i got my first email addy in '93 or '94
-i was flirting on IRC ten years ago (and dating a suitable ivy doctor i met online soon thereafter!)
-i was the only one in grad school taking notes on my palm (that i hot synced the very next day)
...i don't think of myself as very "savvy" when it comes to all things computer-y. after all, i STILL have dial-up at mom's joint, though this has more to do with my astounding laziness in making appointments for installation than anything luddite-ish. i never backed up my ex-Vaio and i don't own anything that uses bluetooth. i am also still the whore of microsoft, though i think penguins are damned cool.
in other words, i'm your average poli-sci major/sorority cutie who had the worst first web page EVER back in 1998...i feel like if i grew up in chicago or houston (gah! perish the thought!) i wouldn't even know what little i *do* know. it's almost as if my "savvy" came my way via osmosis. i live in nor cal, therefore i tech. please don't misunderstand me-- i'm fervently open to learning everything my significant captain has to teach me. after all, i used "middleware" successfully in a sentence just two days ago; so maybe i shouldn't have been surprised at my score. you see, i'm an "ace". wow. this is better than that award i won LAST november :) as always, leave me a comment with your score, so that i can either gloat or feel humbled. bring it, silicon valley/alley-ites!