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re: They probably could, but I prefer to be originally snarky in my replies instead of quoting movies. ;-) Perhaps this is the real reason tools like...
 

They probably could, but I prefer to be originally snarky in my replies instead of quoting movies. ;-)

English is my second language; sarcasm is my first. As such, even the most well-intended and innocuous of replies can be taken incorrectly. Worse, the likelihood of doing so as the credulity of the question asked goes down (the asker has an increased expectation that my reply will be snarky even if I go out of my way to maintain a level "tone").

While animate gifs may be perceived as flippant, they don't as frequently get confused for straight-up sarcasm.

I fail to understand the success of Slack, to be honest. It's a closed-source IRC with pictures. Hmm.

If you've been around technology long enough, many of the tools that are "new" today are re-implementations — often in far more closed ways — than stuff that you've used before. IT surely seems to like to rhyme. Sometimes the new stuff is actually a better implementation. Many times it's not — at least when measured on scales like "open"-ness.

 

History repeating all the time. I've read your profile, you're longer in IT than I am (but I learned a lot about the time before I started). But we both know that we are free choose the (technically) best tools, not the most modern ones. We should help the youngsters to stay with us.

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