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My building just received this email:

Dear Inman Students,

Because of the response certain residents have had about the "general information" stated I would like to clarify what I mean.
The information that I need, as well as ITS, is:

Manufacturer
Model
Operating System
Does the computer have Wireless
How old
Desktop
Laptop

We know most students do not know what an OS is or other pieces of information that we may have needed so, therefore, I did not include it and only passified you with the words "general information". I'm truly sorry for not explaining completely to you so that you didn't have to feel like you needed to defend your privacy and property. There is no investigation into your software or programs. Matter of fact, I won't even need to look at the computer if you already know the information. You could just email me this if you are sure you know what that information is. Please do not become alarmed because we want to know this information. We would just like to know certain bits of information that can be gathered from knowing the inventory on campus. (For example, knowing what kind of OS is perferable amongst students.) Thank you for your time and those of you who were not worried at all and took the email at facevalue I am sorry to flood your inbox with emails. I hope you all have a good day.

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You know, if you don't treat us like we're ignorant, maybe we can Google 'operating system' and figure out what the damn thing is. Honestly, with a CS person for a boyfriend, I hear enough about operating systems to make my head go asplode, and I love every minute of it. I can still tell you what I'm running on, though.

Must...resist...urge...to...hit...forward.

*makes mini-poll to do over next few days*

I still say SurveyMonkey would be easier.

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petitchouette
Apr. 15th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
Oh heavens. The spelling and grammatical errors alone in that email are enough to make me cringe, not to mention where they want to come into your rooms and "expect" (from the first email, if I remember your prior post correctly) your computers.

...And there are people that don't know what an OS is, in this technologically-dependent day and age? For serious?
sushimustwrite
Apr. 15th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
The person who wrote that email does type like that. Experience speaks here. What do they expect our computers to do, do cartwheels while singing the national anthem of Kazakhstan?

And I'm with you. Most people may not know the CS definition of an OS, but I think they know that Mac is one and that Windows is one. There we go.
mmejavert
Apr. 15th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
Also their spelling and grammar are utterly atrocious. "perferable"? "passified"? I mean, really. Run that through spell check, every self-respecting e-mail progam has one.
sushimustwrite
Apr. 15th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)
I have no idea where some of that spelling came from. But now that you mention it, I've never used spellcheck in my school's email. *checks* Nope, it doesn't have one. That explains at least part of it.
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sushimustwrite
Apr. 15th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
That subject just made me say, "Not this again." Holding a grudge much, that girl? Honestly.

I'm so tempted to email her everything except whether my computer's a desktop or a laptop. If I don't know what an OS is, I may not be able to tell that either. Wonders never cease.

On the other hand, setting booby traps around my room would be safer. Just in case.
moonglade_swan
Apr. 15th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
That's just sad. Even I know what an operating system is.
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